Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen tells Inter teammates of planned return date

Tom Gott
Christian Eriksen is eyeing a return to Inter
Christian Eriksen is eyeing a return to Inter / Nicolò Campo/Getty Images

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has told his teammates at Inter that he is targeting a comeback to football in early 2021.

Eriksen has been recovering well at home after going into cardiac arrest on the pitch in Denmark's Euro 2020 opener against Finland in June, and he recently made his return to Inter to see his teammates and speak with club officials about his plans for the future.

Amid all the hugs and emotion poured his way by his colleagues, Corriere dello Sport (via Calciomercato) claim that Eriksen informed the squad of his desire to return, insisting he is on track to feature in a few months' time.

"It went well for me," he said of the recovery period. "In four or five months, I'll be back to play."

During this latest meeting with Inter, Eriksen did not undergo any extra tests on his heart and instead simply discussed his plans for his career, and it appears he has voiced his determination to continue playing.

A concern for both Eriksen and Inter is Serie A's reluctance to allow the Dane to play competitively while he is still reliant on a implantable cardioverter defibrillator, which has been fitted to his heart to deliver an electric shock if it stops beating again.

It was recently stated that Eriksen would need to have the ICD removed before he would be able to continue playing, although that is not a strict football rule as Dutch defender Daley Blind has been playing with the same device fitted since 2019.

Inter have vowed to do all they can to aid Eriksen's return to the pitch, which could end up including a battle with Serie A chiefs to allow the 29-year-old to play.

However, there are hopes that Eriksen may be able to have the device removed in the near future. Doctors in Copenhagen have put the Dane on a strict recovery programme that could determine whether the ICD is necessary.