Christian Eriksen, who plays for Premier League side Brentford, has been called up to Denmark’s squad for the friendlies against the Netherlands and Serbia in March.
Fit Christian Eriksen makes comeback in Denmark (Reuters Photo)
- Christian Eriksen has selected the Denmark squad for March’s friendlies
- Eriksen was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator
- The star playmaker has played for Brentford in the Premier League
Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen has returned to the national team for the first time since suffering cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020 last year. Eriksen was called up to the Denmark squad for the friendlies against the Netherlands and Serbia later in March.
Eriksen collapsed on the pitch in Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener and was revived on the field before being taken to hospital where he recovered. Eriksen’s contract with Inter Milan was mutually terminated last month as he is unable to play in Italy after being fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.
However, Eriksen returned to competitive football afterwards Signing for Premier League club Brentford earlier this season. He had been training with former club Ajax Amsterdam to build up his fitness after being given the green light by doctors to return to football in December last year.
“Christian is in pretty good physical shape,” said Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand.
“I saw him against Burnley last Saturday where he was the best player on the pitch. He’s a player who thinks faster than most people.”
Denmark will play a friendly against the Netherlands on March 26 and host Serbia on March 29 as they prepare for the World Cup in Qatar in November.