EURO 2024: Christian Eriksen smashes stunner 1100 days after suffering cardiac arrest in EURO 2020

Christian Eriksen scored an incredible goal in Denmark’s opening UEFA  Euro 2024 fixture against Slovenia just three years after collapsing on the pitch in the previous edition of the continental tournament. Placed in Group C, the Danes are part of a difficult pool alongside England and Serbia.

1100 days back, Denmark played Finland at Euro 2020, which was delayed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fixture unexpectedly halted in the 42nd minute when Eriksen suddenly collapsed. Denmark captain Simon Kjaer and his teammates quickly surrounded Eriksen as the medical staff gave the midfielder a life-saving treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

After that incident, Christian Eriksen was fitted with a pacemaker and returned to top-flight football in February 2022 as he joined Premier League side Brentford. He then joined Manchester United and played in the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Now, three years later, Eriksen returned to Euros against Slovenia and perfectly finished off a stunning goal off  Jonas Wind’s clever back-heel on his chest before volleying into the bottom corner to give the Danes a 1-0 lead.

Time is your best friend:  Christian Eriksen  on returning to football

Speaking about returning to football, Christen Eriksen spoke about how he made time his friend as it has the power to bring change. As quoted by CNN,  Eriksen said,  “I’ve learned that even after a bad time, there’s always a time after where everything will be different.  One of the first quotes I heard was that even if you feel good, you’re going to feel bad, you’re going to feel good again.  It’s just going to go up and down – time is your best friend.”

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