CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN’s first words after his cardiac arrest were: “Yes, I am back with you. For f***s sake, I’m only 29 years old.”
The Denmark star, 29, collapsed on the pitch on Saturday during his side’s clash with Finland.
Christian Eriksen’s first words after waking up from his cardiac arrest have been revealedCredit: EPA
He received CPR and a defibrillator was used to resuscitate him before he was transferred to the nearby hospital in Copenhagen.
German doctor Jens Kleinefeld treated the Inter Milan midfielder.
He told Fox Sports: “About 30 seconds later, the player opened his eyes and I could talk to him directly.
“That was a very moving moment, because in such medical emergencies in everyday life, the chances of success are much lower.’
Kleinefeld asked Eriksen: “Well, are you back with us?”
Eriksen replied: “Yes, I am back with you. For f***s sake, I’m only 29 years old.”
It was also confirmed on Thursday morning he will have a heart-starter device fitted to help prevent any repeat cardiac arrests.
The ex-Tottenham star took to social media on Tuesday to give fans an update on his recovery.
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Posting a photo with his thumb up from his hospital bed, he wrote: “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.”
Denmark return to action this evening when they face Belgium at 5pm.
The two teams have agreed to kick the ball out in the tenth minute to stop play and applaud Eriksen.
He will be watching the match from his hospital bed – and will even get changed into a Denmark shirt while his team-mates take to the field.
Eriksen was awake when he was wheeled off the pitch to hospitalCredit: EPA
Jens Kleinefeld helped deliver the electric shock which restarted Eriksen’s heartCredit: Getty
The Inter Milan playmaker went down just before half-time in the Euro 2020 clash against FinlandCredit: EPA
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