Less than nine months after the football world held its breath, waiting for Christian Eriksen recovered his, the Dane played again this Saturday with his national team. He even scored a goal in the defeat (4-2) against the Netherlands, in the friendly played at the Amsterdam Arena.
Coming off the bench at half-time, the Brentford attacking midfielder he did not wait even two minutes to convert a great goal: He finished off with power from inside the area to the angle, which meant his goal number 37 in 110 games with the national team.
Eriksen has starred in this comeback in the same stadium where he took his first professional steps, wearing the Ajax shirt throughout four brilliant seasons, between 2009 and 2013. During the first half, Eriksen watched the game closely from the substitutes’ bench, as coach Kasper Hjumland had planned, and entered the field after the break.
Eriksen’s great goal for Denmark
Applauded by the Dutch public and by the coach of the ‘Oranje’ louis van gaal As he entered the pitch, Eriksen raised his hands to the sky in thanks. Incisive and author of several technical gestures, in addition to the goal he finished off the post with a splendid long shot. It was obvious that he was enjoying his return to normality, after the incident that occurred on June 12, 2021, during Euro 2020.
That day, Eriksen collapsed from cardiac arrest in the 42nd minute of the match against Finland in the group stage of the European tournament., and was unconscious for five long minutes. After having a defibrillator implanted, Eriksen resumed training at Odense, the club where he trained and later with the Ajax academy, keeping the hope of resuming a paralyzed career in its best years.
Eriksen’s entrance to the field, applauded throughout the stadium
Without that opportunity in Italy, where soccer players who have this implanted device cannot playr, Eriksen was released from his contract with Inter Milan and signed an agreement until the end of the season with the newly promoted Brentforda team with which he has already played three games in the Premier League since the end of February.