Schmeichel provides encouraging update from Eriksen after euro collapse
Kasper Schmeichel gave an encouraging update on Christian Eriksen while criticizing UEFA’s decision to revive the clash between Denmark and Finland.
Eriksen received emergency treatment on the pitch from the Danish medical team after suffering cardiac arrest 41 minutes after the start of Euro 2020 in Copenhagen on Saturday afternoon.
The Inter midfielder stopped breathing and had to be resuscitated before leaving Parken Stadium on a stretcher, and was later declared in stable condition at a local hospital.
What was said?
Schmeichel has since visited Eriksen and says it was a great relief to see his teammate in good spirits after an anxious wait for news about his well-being.
“It was damn nice to see him smile and laugh, be himself and feel that he’s there,” the Danish goalkeeper told the broadcaster. RD.
“It was a great experience and something that helped me a lot.”
Schmeichel calls out to UEFA
Denmark were given the choice to resume their game against Finland at 7:30 p.m. or 12:00 p.m. Sunday after witnessing Eriksen’s cardiac arrest.
UEFA said the game would resume on Saturday night after consulting with both groups of players, but Schmeichel felt they were in a rush to make a decision.
Denmark ended up losing the game 1-0, with the Leicester City star saying: “We were placed in a position that I don’t think we should have been placed in. It probably required someone to- above told us that now is not the time to make a decision and maybe he should wait until the next day. “
What future for Denmark?
Denmark must now try to pull themselves together ahead of a crucial meeting with Belgium on Thursday.
Kasper Hjulmand’s side will need to surprise in order to stay in the race for a place in the round of 16, with a final group stage outing against Russia following on June 21.
“We are still in the tournament. Now we have to try to see if we can win this and do it for Christian and do it for all the fans who sat down with us and were as helpless as we are in the situation, ”said Schmeichel. “I have no doubt that this team has the unity, the strength to be able to come together and go out and do something special.”