Christian Eriksen is very close to making a comeback for Denmark nine months after his cardiac arrest at the European Football Championship. It is still unclear whether the 109-time team player will be in the friendly against the Netherlands this Saturday. This has less to do with Eriksen’s heart and more to do with a corona infection that has just been overcome.
Before the Premier League game at Leicester City last Sunday, Eriksen’s current club Brentford announced that he was not available due to corona. This had delayed his trip to the Danes’ preparatory camp in Marbella by a few days, but Eriksen had already traveled there on Wednesday evening. He was greeted by beaming faces from his teammates like Kasper Schmeichel and friendly hugs. “How good it is to see you again, Christian!” It said on the national team’s Instagram channel.
Eriksen now knows what happened to his heart at the European Championship, but wants to keep it to himself, as he explained on Thursday. “All the lights are green, everything is fine,” he said before the first training sessions with colleagues around Salzburg’s Rasmus Kristensen were due. “I’m keeping my focus completely on the future now.” Despite the long break, he had the feeling that he hadn’t been away at all.