Christian Eriksen scores on Denmark return against Netherlands, nine months after cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 March 26, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer

Christian Eriksen scored just two minutes into his return for Denmark in a 4-2 defeat to the Netherlands on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old hadn’t featured for his country since he suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020.

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Eriksen was delighted to be back on the scoresheet for his country

After making a remarkable recovery, Eriksen has had an implantable cardiovascular defibrillator (ICD) fitted, which forced him to leave Inter Milan due to Italian sport laws.

However, the midfielder was offered a fresh opportunity during the January transfer window as he signed a short-term deal with Brentford where he was reunited with his former Denmark youth coach, Thomas Frank.

While being eased into the first team fold, Eriksen has made three Premier League appearances for the Bees, and got his first assist during their victory over Burnley.

He was rewarded for this progress with a place back in the Denmark squad and it didn’t take long for him to prove he warranted the call-up.

It was a quality finish from the great Dane

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It was a quality finish from the great Dane

Denmark were 3-1 down to the Netherlands when Eriksen joined the action at half time.

On 47 minutes, he cut the deficit to 3-2.

The ball was pulled back to him in the penalty area and he fired it home with aplomb.

He celebrated passionately too, an understandable reaction given everything he’s been through over the past nine months.

Ultimately the match ended 4-2 to the hosts, with Tottenham’s Steven Bergwijn hitting a brace, accompanied by goals from Nathan Ake and Memphis Depay.

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