Christian Eriksen: UEFA’s touching tribute, declares Eriksen Man of Match, Belgium’s Lukaku dedicates Euro 2020 goal, says ‘Chris, I love you’

Christian Eriksen: UEFA’s touching tribute, declares Eriksen Man of Match, Belgium’s Lukaku dedicates Euro 2020 goal,
Christian Eriksen: UEFA’s touching tribute, declares Eriksen Man of Match, Belgium’s Lukaku dedicates Euro 2020 goal, "Chris, I love you

Christian Eriksen – EURO 2020: The good news coming in from UEFA & Denmark camp is ‘Christian Eriksen is stable’. In a touching tribute, UEFA have confirmed that Christian Eriksen has been given the man of the match award following Denmark’s game vs Finland won by later. On the other hand, good friend & Belgium star Romelu Lukaku got very emotional and said that ‘he cried a lot’

Lukaku, who opened the scoring for Belgium against Russia, ran towards the camera after the goal and said: “Chris, Chris, I love you.”

Christian Eriksen – EURO 2020: Romelu Lukaku said, he “cried a lot” – “Chris, Chris, I love you.”
Belgium star Romelu Lukaku said he found it difficult to control his emotions during their Euro 2020 Group B opener against Russia after he had heard the news of his Inter Milan teammate, Christian Eriksen, collapsing on the pitch in Copenhagen on Saturday.

Romelu Lukaku added he “cried a lot” and said he hoped his good friend recovers soon from the setback that shocked the football fraternity on Saturday. Christian Eriksen fell face-first on the pitch at the Parken Stadium during the first half of Denmark’s Group B match against Finland.

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There was silence in the Parken Stadium that hosted close to 16,000 fans as the medical staff attended to Eriksen. Tears rolled down the faces of fans as Eriksen’s family, which was at the stadium, rushed to the pitch to check on the Inter Milan star.

Fortunately, the governing body of Denmark football and the UEFA confirmed on Saturday that Christian Eriksen was stable and awake at the hospital where he was being treated after collapsing on the pitch.
Lukaku, who opened the scoring for Belgium against Russia, ran towards the camera after the goal and said: “Chris, Chris, I love you.”

Christian Eriksen: UEFA’s touching tribute, declares Eriksen Man of Match, Belgium’s Lukaku dedicates Euro 2020 goal, “Chris, I love you”

 

DENMARK have been beaten by Finland in a match where football was of secondary importance. The match had been stopped after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field just before half time, receiving CPR shortly afterwards.

To the relief of the crowd, Eriksen woke up in hospital and is in stable condition.

And a number of reports suggested Eriksen himself had requested the players continue rather than carrying on on Sunday at 12pm.

Once the game got back underway, Finland came away with the points with a header from Joel Pohjanpalo.

The Danes had the chance to rescue the match but Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg rolled the penalty to the Finland goalkeeper as they were beaten on an emotional evening.

Christian Eriksen: Finland’s goal scorer JOEL says, ‘foremost thing on our minds is Christian’s condition’

Finland goalscorer Joel Pohjanpalo gave his verdict on today’s game.

He told Finnish broadcaster YLE: “Of course it was hard for us to go to the pitch, and I can only imagine how hard it was for Denmark.

“A great victory for us, but the foremost thing on our minds is Christian’s condition.”

Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand: He was understandably very emotional at the post-match news conference.

He said: “It was a really tough evening, on which we’ve all been reminded what the most important things in life are.

“It’s meaningful relationships. It’s those people who are close to us. It’s family and friends.

“Everything, everything, everything – all thoughts are with Christian and his family.”

The Denmark head coach admitted his side were mentally drained following the restart to the game.

He said: “First of all, if it gets emotional, it’s been a tough night. We are all reminded of what the most important thing in life is – to have valuable relationships, people we’re close to, our family and our friends.

“We have a group of players that I cannot praise enough. I couldn’t be prouder of those people who took such good care of each other.

“He is one of my very dear friends, the way the players talked in the dressing room to decide to not do anything before we knew Christian was conscious and OK.

“We had two options to play the game [today] or tomorrow at 12pm and everyone agreed to play today.

“You can’t play a game with such feelings. We tried to win. It was incredible they managed to go out and try to play the second half.

“Honestly, there were players out there that were completely done. Emotionally done and emotionally exhausted.”