Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen reflects on 'perfect' return to international football with Denmark

Jack Gallagher
Eriksen scored with his first touch on his return
Eriksen scored with his first touch on his return / Dean Mouhtaropoulos/GettyImages

Christian Eriksen has said his return to international football was "perfect" after scoring from the bench in his first game for Denmark since suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.

The midfielder recently made his comeback at club level with Brentford in the Premier League, having missed over half a year of football following the incident in a game against Finland at Parken Stadium.

On Saturday he made a long-awaited return at international level too, winning his 110th cap and scoring with his first touch of the ball after coming off the bench in Denmark's 4-2 defeat to the Netherlands.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Eriksen thanked the fans at Johan Cruyff Arena for a wonderful reception when he came on.

"I felt very welcome," he said. "I've been here before [for Ajax] for many years so of course they know me, but it was a very heart-warming reception for sure.

"I was happy the ball came to me and of course, it was a lovely finish. To start the comeback in international football like this was the perfect way.

"I'm looking forward to playing at the Qatar World Cup but there are a lot of games in between and I'm focused on them."

The midfielder also took to Twitter after the game to write: "Can’t say how much I’ve missed this feeling!"