Danish footballer Christian Eriksen says ‘he won’t give up’ in first message since cardiac arrest

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 12: Christian Eriksen of Denmark controls the ball during the UEFA EURO 2020 Group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken Stadium on June 12, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

Danish footballer Christian Eriksen has stated that he will not give up as he thanked those who helped him after his Euro 2020 cardiac arrest.

In a publication by Gazzetta Dello Sport, Eriksen was quoted saying, “Thank you, I won’t give up. I feel better now – but I want to understand what happened. I want to say thank you all for what you did for me”.


The statement was issued by his manager to the Italian newspaper.

The Denmark midfielder collapsed on the pitch during his team’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday.

The 29-year-old Dane was resuscitated after receiving “life-saving heart treatment” on the pitch, Denmark’s team doctor Morten Boesen said.

Dr. Boesen later confirmed Eriksen was stable having suffered a cardiac arrest and that “he was gone” prior to being resuscitated.

(With input from Agencies)


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