Eriksen incident 'puts life into perspective', says UEFA president Ceferin

Paul Macdonald
Paul Macdonald
  • 12 Jun 2021 19:22 BST
Christian Eriksen playing against Finland in Euro 2020

Christian Eriksen playing against Finland in Euro 2020

UEFA have issued a statement on the Christian Eriksen incident and stated that it puts 'life in perspective' following the news that the midfielder is stable and conscious following his collapse.

The playmaker fell onto the pitch with no opposition players near him, and it became immediately obvious that something was seriously wrong.

Medical representatives raced to the scene and were seen performing CPR on Eriksen in what as an extremely worrying period.

But pictures emerged of Eriksen conscious and on a stretcher receiving oxygen, and the Danish FA confirmed soon after that Eriksen had been transferred to a nearby medical facility.

UEFA then confirmed that the second half of the match would go ahead at the request of both sets of players.

Speaking about the event, Ceferin said: "“Moments like this put everything in life into perspective. I wish Christian a full and speedy recovery and pray his family has strength and faith.

"At these times, the unity of the football family is so strong and he and his family carry with them the good wishes and prayers of everyone. I heard of fans of both teams chanting his name.

"Football is beautiful and Christian plays it beautifully.”

The football community has come together to issue numerous messages of support to the stricken Eriksen.

His agent has reported that he is sitting up in hospital and is communicating with family and doctors.