“We have all been reminded of what is important in life,” said Danish national coach Kasper Hjulmand after the European Championship match with Finland.
“Life is about meaningful relationships. Then if one of your players is fighting for his life, then football is meaningless. We’re glad he’s doing well, but we’re pretty upset.”
The Danes had an emotional evening in Copenhagen, where Christian Eriksen collapsed just before half-time and was resuscitated on the pitch. Both countries went to the changing rooms, but returned anyway to finish the game. Finland eventually won 1-0, but the result was secondary in Copenhagen.
‘Players broken and emotionally exhausted’
“What the players have done is incredible. I couldn’t be more proud. The players are broken and emotionally exhausted,” Hjulmand continued. “We had two options: finish the game tonight or tomorrow afternoon at 12 noon. Everyone wanted to play today. The players said they couldn’t sleep anyway and it was better to finish it tonight.”
Danish national coach emotional: “Eriksen is doing well, but are quite upset”
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