The Danish midfielder is recovering favorably after having suffered a cardiac arrest in the opening of the Denmark national team against Finland in the European Championship.
Danish international Christian Eriksen, who remains hospitalized after collapsing on Saturday at the Denmark-Finland European Championship, said today that he is "fine" and grateful for the displays of affection.
"I'm fine, under the circumstances. I still have to pass some tests in the hospital. Still, I feel fine, "he said in a message he posted on his Instagram account and also posted on the official version of the Danish Federation (DBU) on Twitter.
The referent of the Denmark National Team thanked him for the "sweet and incredible" greetings and messages that have come to him from all over the world and said that they mean "a lot" to him and his family.
"Hello, everybody. Thank you so much for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from around the world. It means a lot to my family and me. I'm fine, under the circumstances. I still have some tests to go through at the hospital, but I feel fine. Now, I will cheer on the boys of the Denmark national team in the next matches," wrote the Danish next to a photo taken from the bed of the Rigshospitalet hospital, one of the best care centers in the country.
Eriksen vanished in the 43rd minute, alone, alongside the band, for reasons still unknown. He was clinically dead after suffering cardiac arrest until he was resuscitated with a defibrillator, as confirmed by doctors from the Danish team.
"We got it back with the first shock from the defibrillator," Morten Boesen said at a news conference. "It was brief and crucial," he explained about the tense minutes that were lived at the Parken Stadion.
UEFA initially suspended the match but resumed almost two hours later after his teammates verified that Eriksen was in good condition. The Danish coach and players have criticized UEFA, giving them only two options - either to resume the game that day or to do it the next - and have lamented that they were forced to play when they were not in a position to do so.
Finland, who made their debut in a grand final phase, took the victory 1-0 with Joel Pohjanpalo in the 59th minute. Denmark had a penalty to level the game, but Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg ruined it.
The following presentation of the Danish team will be next Thursday when those led by Kasper Hjulmand face the Belgian team in the same stadium where the episode that united world football took place, the Parken Stadion.