‘I’m fine… under the circumstances’: Upbeat Christian Eriksen posts a thumbs-up selfie from his hospital bed as he faces more tests to uncover WHY he suffered cardiac arrest on the pitch
The Inter Milan and former Tottenham midfielder collapsed during the first half of the group game in Copenhagen and required 13 minutes of CPR before he was taken to hospital in a stable condition, where he remains.
Eriksen released his first public statement since the incident on Monday, insisting he ‘feels better’ and ‘won’t give up’. He’s now posted a photo on Instagram of himself giving a thumbs up in his hospital bed.
Christian Eriksen gave fans a thumbs up on Instagram from hospital after his cardiac arrest
In the caption, the 29-year old said: ‘Hello everyone. Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.
‘I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.
‘Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian’.
On Monday, Eriksen thanked fans for their support and concern, and vowed to get to the bottom of why he experienced such a sudden and serious health emergency in a short statement released to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport via his agent.
Eriksen’s statement read: ‘Thank you, I won’t give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what’s happened.
‘I want to say thank you all for what you did for me.’
More to follow.