Smiling Christian Eriksen trains with Denmark ahead of Holland clash nine months after suffering cardiac arrest on pitchMarch 24, 2022
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has returned to Denmark training for the first time since his cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020.
The former Tottenham midfielder collapsed during the Danes' game against Finland last summer.
After being saved by hero doctors, Eriksen was fitted with an ICD device.
And now he is set to mark his first Denmark game since that horror afternoon when the team travel to Holland on Saturday night.
The defibrillator Eriksen has bans him from playing in Serie A, a rule that forced him to leave Inter Milan earlier this season.
He joined Brentford on transfer deadline day in January, gradually ramping up his fitness before making his return to action against Newcastle.
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And he has gone on to impress for the Bees, helping them secure vital wins over over Norwich and Burnley.
He will now have an opportunity to add to his 109 Denmark caps – with this winter's World Cup in Qatar in his sights.
Back in January, he said: "My goal is to play in the World Cup. I want to play. That’s been my mindset all along.
"It’s a goal, a dream. Whether I’ll be picked is another thing. But it’s my dream to come back.
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"I’m sure I can because I don’t feel any different. Physically, I’m back in top shape.
"My dream is to rejoin the national team and play at Parken again and prove that it was a one-timer and that it won’t happen again.
"I want to prove I’ve moved on and that I can play [for] the national team again.
"Again, it’s up to the manager to assess my level. But my heart is not an obstacle."
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