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Christian Eriksen sends message of thanks & confirms he's 'fine - under the circumstances'

Tom Gott
Christian Eriksen has offered another positive update to fans
Christian Eriksen has offered another positive update to fans / Friedemann Vogel - Pool/Getty Images

Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen has confirmed he is feeling well after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during the 1-0 Euro 2020 defeat to Finland.

The 29-year-old needed CPR and defibrillation to restart his heart and was fortunately saved quickly, and he has been in high spirits in hospital since.

Eriksen recently spoke out through his manager to thank fans for their support, but he has now posted a message directly from him to stress just how much all the best wishes have meant to him during such a difficult time.

He wrote (via the DBU): "Hello everyone. Big thanks for your sweet and amazing messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.

"I'm fine - under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.

"Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian."

The positive update comes shortly after the Daily Mail revealed that UEFA have urged broadcasters to 'use common sense' when it comes to televising events such as Eriksen's ordeal.

In England, the BBC came under plenty of scrutiny for failing to cut away from the cameras, which were controlled by local broadcasting companies, and instead allowing viewers to see close-up visuals of Eriksen's prone body and his distraught wife.

The Denmark players quickly formed a ring around Eriksen and the doctors to give them some privacy, but the midfielder could still be seen receiving CPR by cameras that refused to turn away from the situation.

Denmark will next be in action on Thursday against Belgium and Inter team-mate Romelu Lukaku, who dedicated his two-goal performance against Russia to his close friend.

After scoring his first goal, Lukaku was seen running to the TV camera, saying: "Chris, I love you."

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