Denmark and Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen has taken to his Instagram page to share a picture of himself and his son, Alfred enjoying a good time in a swimming pool.
In the picture, Eriksen who is currently out of contract with Brentford, was seen lifting the boy with one hand and releasing him into the pool of water as he tried to teach the boy who was born in June 2018, how to swim.
Note that the former Tottenham Hotspur hitman moved to Inter Milan in 2020 but is now a Brentford player after he returned from a serious medical condition.
Recall that Eriksen was involved in a Euro 2020 game with Denmark against Finland but suffered a cardiac arrest during the game. It took him over 6 months to return to professional football.
About Christian Eriksen
Christian Eriksen started his professional club career at the age of 18 in 2010 with Ajax before moving to Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a fee of £11 million.
Eriksen established himself as one of the best midfielders in the English Premier League and the world. He had an impressive run at Tottenham Hotspur where he won the club’s Player of the Year award twice; was selected for the PFA Team of the Year in 2017–18, and went on to play in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final.
He later joined Italian giants Inter Milan in 2020 for a transfer fee of €19.7 million where he won the Italian Serie A. But his contract was mutually terminated in 2021 due to a device implanted to help his heart function. He joined Brentford in 2022.
The Denmark international has over 100 appearances for the national team and was part of the team at the Euro 2020 competition. However, he didn’t stay with them until the end after he collapsed during a UEFA Euro 2020 match on 12 June 2021 because of a cardiac arrest.
What caused Christian Eriksen’s collapse at Euro 2020?
During the Euro 2020 game against Finland, the Danish midfielder fell to the ground on his head after kicking the ball and referee Anthony Taylor had to immediately indicate for the medical staff to enter the field. The players from Denmark stood round their injured hero to give the player some privacy while he was being treated.
Both the players, staff, and supporters from Finland were visibly anxious. He was later taken out of the pitch and sent to a hospital where he received treatment.
Christian Eriksen’s video at Euro 2020
The following footage below shows how Denmark player Christian Eriksen collapsed during a game against Finland at the Euro 2020 competition.
CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN collapse in the match against Finland players show respect for ereiksen.#FIN#denmarkfinland. #Ericksen#DENFIN #EURO2020#ENGvNZ. #Erikson#cristianeriksen— CommentbaaZ (@Sanketjaingolu) June 13, 2021
Full video —https://t.co/YvAQBKABBX pic.twitter.com/7REMMWFNm9
What happened to Christian Eriksen after he collapsed?
The ugly incident of Christian Eriksen could have gotten worst if not for the immediate intervention of the medical team at the game who delivered a quick CPR with the use of an on-site defibrillator. He was taken to a standard hospital where he got an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) that will automatically restore his heart’s rhythm in case of such an emergency.
However, he wasn’t allowed to play for Inter Milan because the Italian league bans players with devices installed in them. This led to the mutual termination of his contract with Inter and he joined Brentford in January 2021. The Denmark midfielder is currently linked with a move to Manchester United but he’s yet to decide his future.