Christian Eriksen claims that his goal on his return to the Denmark team was “simply a warm-up” for Tuesday’s friendly in Copenhagen, where he had cardiac arrest.
In Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Netherlands, the Brentford midfielder scored his team’s second goal.
He will now face Serbia on the same pitch where he fainted in last year’s Euro 2020 match against Finland.
“That will be much more special,” he told Kanal 5, a Danish television station.
“[Saturday’s goal] was merely a warm-up for Tuesday, when I’ll be running in the exact same spot.”
The 30-year-old was given a standing ovation as he was introduced from the bench on Saturday. He was supplied with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) – a form of a pacemaker – after his cardiac arrest nine months ago.
On Tuesday, there will undoubtedly be more emotional scenes, as Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand has already confirmed that Eriksen will start.
Denmark and Serbia have both qualified for the World Cup in Qatar this year.
Denmark won their qualification group with 27 points from ten games, four points ahead of second-placed Scotland.
Serbia also finished first in their group, with 20 points from eight games to end three points ahead of second-placed Portugal, with Aleksandar Mitrovic scoring a stunning winner in the final minute of qualification.
Christian Eriksen: What Happened to Him?
Christian Eriksen, a Danish player, collapsed during Denmark’s first Euro 2020 match against Nordic rivals Finland on Saturday, 6th June 2021. The event occurred near the end of the first half when the 29-year-old collapsed after making a short pass.
“Following the medical issue affecting Denmark’s player Christian Eriksen, a crisis meeting has taken place with both teams and match authorities, and further information will be conveyed at 19:45 CET,” a media spokesman tweeted later that day.
“The player has been stabilized and sent to the hospital.”