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Sport Denmark boss Hjulmand wore a bracelet in tribute to Christian Eriksen

13:06  22 june  2021
13:06  22 june  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

'Fight for your life': Drogba among stars wishing Eriksen well

  'Fight for your life': Drogba among stars wishing Eriksen well Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba was among the stars to wish Eriksen well. Fabrice Muamba, who collapsed on the pitch while playing for Bolton in 2012, also sent a message of support.Eriksen collapsed as a throw-in was taken towards him towards the end of the first half at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, with medical staff being called onto the pitch immediately to apply CPR and the game subsequently being postponed.

Kasper Hjulmand holding his hand up: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand has revealed he wore a bracelet with a silver football inside as a tribute to midfielder Christian Eriksen.

The Denmark midfielder collapsed during his side's defeat by Finland in their opening match of Euro 2020 and required 13 minutes of CPR on the pitch in Copenhagen after suffering an on-pitch cardiac arrest.

The 29-year-old was transferred to hospital and later fitted with a implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to regulate the rhythm of his heart before he was discharged last week.

Eriksen's team-mates meanwhile have progressed to the knockout stages of the tournament on goal difference after thrashing Russia 4-1 in their final Group B game in an emotional fixture in Copenhagen.

Hjulmand affected: "Makes something with one when a friend suffers"

 Hjulmand affected: The Danish Football National Trainer Kasper Hjulmand has been very affected after the collapse of Christian Eriksen. © Provided by sport1.de Hjulmand affected: "Makes something with one when a friend suffers" The Danish football national coach Kasper Hjulmand has been very affected after the collapse of Christian Eriksen. "I'm a bit emotional," said the 49-year-old with tears in his eyes: "That makes something with one when a friend suffers. It's a hard night.

Pictures from the match of Hjulmand celebrating the win show he was wearing a thin bracelet with a silver football put in it, which he has now revealed was worn in tribute to the Inter Milan star.

'I have never gone with jewellery in my life,' Hjulmand said. 'This is the first time I'm wearing jewellery. There is a little football on it, 'he added, pointing down at his right wrist.

'It's Christian who's here, so we want to take him with us. I had him with me all the way. I think about him a lot.

a close up of Christian Eriksen: The Inter Milan midfielder had a ICD fitted in hospital before he was discharged last week © Provided by Daily Mail The Inter Milan midfielder had a ICD fitted in hospital before he was discharged last week a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Denmark meanwhile have qualified for the knockouts after an emotional win against Russia © Provided by Daily Mail Denmark meanwhile have qualified for the knockouts after an emotional win against Russia

'As I have always said, he is our heart, our rhythm. We smashed through for his sake today. He is a great inspiration for all of us.

Spectators feared the worst, then chants of 'Eriksen' rang out

  Spectators feared the worst, then chants of 'Eriksen' rang out A wave of relief was felt in the Copenhagen stadium when the announcement came that Denmark's Christian Eriksen was "in a stable condition" after he had sickeningly collapsed mid-game on Saturday. Some 16,000 spectators in the Parken Stadium had watched in shock as medical personnel administered CPR to the Danish player before he was carried off the pitch. "I could look down and see he was getting treatment, so everybody was like: 'I can't lookSome 16,000 spectators in the Parken Stadium had watched in shock as medical personnel administered CPR to the Danish player before he was carried off the pitch.

'Not many of the players have played minutes on the pitch without Christian being in there. But we are super happy today. I am super grateful for the people and the support we have received.'

The country's future king Prince Christian also paid tribute to Eriksen by donning his namesake's shirt during the win against Russia.

Having initially worn a blue blazer, the young prince had changed his attire by the end and was wearing the Denmark No 10 shirt instead.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: The country's future king Prince Christian donned his namesake's shirt and number during the win against Russia © Provided by Daily Mail The country's future king Prince Christian donned his namesake's shirt and number during the win against Russia

After the emotional scenes on Monday night, which saw Mikkel Damsgaard, Andreas Christensen, Yussuf Poulsen and Joakim Maehle all net, defender Jens Stryger Larsen revealed Eriksen had texted his team-mates after their win.

'Christian immediately wrote to us in our group. It is fantastic that he supports us and is there for us,' the Udinese right-back told the mixed zone after the match.

Euros rocked by Danish star's collapse midgame

  Euros rocked by Danish star's collapse midgame Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen was taken to a hospital after collapsing on the field during a match at the European Championship.The governing body of European soccer said Eriksen has been stabilised and the Danish soccer federation said he was awake.

Denmark - who also lost to Belgium in the group stages - will now face Group A runners-up Wales in Amsterdam on Saturday 26 June in what promises to be a passionate second-round encounter.

Jens Stryger Larsen (left) revealed Eriksen had texted his team-mates after their win © Provided by Daily Mail Jens Stryger Larsen (left) revealed Eriksen had texted his team-mates after their win Read more

Eriksen discharged after 'successful operation' .
Denmark star Christian Eriksen has been released from hospital after undergoing a "successful operation'.Eriksen collapsed during Denmark's game against Finland on Saturday before being resuscitated with CPR and a defibrillator. The decision was then made to fit the 29-year-old with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

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