EURO 2024: Eriksen cherishes first goal post-cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen scored for Denmark in the EURO 2024 against Slovenia, three years after he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch.

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Eriksen scores first EURO goal since cardiac arrest

Eriksen, 32, scored the opening goal for Denmark in the 17th minute in Stuttgart.

The script for Eriksen’s return practically wrote itself, as it had been exactly 1,100 days since he collapsed on the pitch against Finland in Denmark’s opening match of Euro 2021.

However, the deflected strike from Slovenia defender Erik Janza in the 77th minute spoiled Eriksen’s moment.

Nonetheless, the Manchester United veteran cherishes his first goal since the cardiac arrest.

“Well, it was nice [to score], it came at a good time,” Eriksen said.

“We had talked about scoring from a set-piece and we did and, unfortunately, the others did too, but we scored and got off to a good start.

“It was great with so many Danish fans.”



Denmark coach praises Eriksen

Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand had nothing but praise for Eriksen.

“He [Eriksen] has something very special,” Hjulmand said.

“He played a fantastic game for us today and he is the rhythm of our team. We want to push him close to the goal and we see again today why, because he has some finishing and break-through skills that we need.”

“I have never had my doubts with Christian as a football player, you cannot hold down that kind of class. He is a natural player who knows the rhythm of the game – we say he’s the heart of our game. For me he’s a great player, and he showed it today.”