It was a very tough afternoon for many yesterday as Christian Eriksen collapsed during the game between Denmark and Finland. Fortunately, he was saved by the quick actions of the medical staff, performing CPR.
Milan’s Simon Kjaer, also the captain of the Danish national team, was in the middle of it all and did his best as a captain and leader. He has been praised for his actions, quickly notifying the medical staff and also forming the circle around Eriksen.
Despite all that happened, the game later resumed at 20:30 CEST, which perhaps wasn’t the best solution. Denmark were visibly affected by the incident and ended up losing the game 0-1, while Kjaer was subbed off early.
Speaking after the game, Denmark’s head coach Kasper Hjulmand explained the substitution and shared his thoughts on the tough situation. The Milan player wasn’t able to continue after all that had happened, being a close friend of Eriksen.
“Simon was deeply, deeply affected. Deeply affected. He was in doubt whether he could continue and gave it a shot, but it could not be done,” he said as cited by The Guardian.