Eriksen’s message to Denmark squad from hospital bed confirmed by team manager

Emotional Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand has revealed Christian Eriksen sent a message to his team-mates from hospital.

The ex-Tottenham star left the football world in total shock last night after collapsing on the pitch.

Eriksen, 29, was given CPR, and the sudden incident left Denmark's doctors baffed.

The Denmark star urged his team-mates to finish the Euro 2020 match on Saturday, as it had been suspended following his collapse.

They went on to lose 1-0 in Copenhagen, but all thoughts were with the playmaker.

Boss Hjulmand was teary when speaking yesterday and has since spoken to the media on Sunday afternoon to provide an update on Eriksen's condition in hospital.

He said: "We will try tomorrow to establish normality as much as possible.

"Players have different kinds of shocks and traumas and emotions, but we will try and use tomorrow and the next few days to do things as normal as possible.

"I will try to get a feeling of the players. Maybe for some players the time will be too short to get a meaning into playing football again. Some will try to use it as a force to try and get ever closer together.

"We will do our best in our next match and I have a sense that we will really be able to get together and do our best, so try to reach normality, try to reach during the training session as much normality as possible and do our best against Belgium."

Discussing Eriksen's message he gave to the team, the manager added: "Typically with Christian, he was concerned about us and his family.

"He said 'I don't remember much, but I'm more concerned about you guys, how are you doing?' That is typical Christian.

"That just shows that these big players and their generosity and the big persons like Christian, he is one hell of a player but what a person he is as well.

"He would like for us to play. He is a football player and he said he feels like he could go out and play. Christian feels best when his feet are close to a football. It was good to see him smile and we will see if we can get ourselves together and play for Christian."

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Plenty of messages of support have been given to Eriksen as he recovers.

Fabrice Muamba, who suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the pitch while playing for Bolton against Tottenham in the FA Cup in 2012, tweeted last night: "Please God".

In addition, Danish team doctor Morten Boesen admitted: "We don't have an explanation what happened. I didn't see it live, I saw it on the screen afterwards, immediately after it happened. You have seen the same as me, but there is no explanation so far.

"How close were we to losing him? I don't know but we got him back after one defib."

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