Ex-Inter and Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has revealed the condition he found himself in yesterday when Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch, according to a broadcast report in the English media today.

Speaking in a video for English outlet Talksport, Jose Mourinho expressed his sadness and fear at what was happening to Christian Eriksen during the game against Finland.

“I prayed yesterday, I cried yesterday, but how many millions did it around the world. I believe many because football can bring people together.”

Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch during his countries opening Euro 2020 game against Finland in Copenhagen. He was given immediate medical attention on the pitch, including CPR. He was then taken to the hospital for further examinations where UEFA and the Danish Football Association confirmed that was stable and talking.

The game was resumed and Finland went on to win the match 1-0 thanks to a second-half goal.

Jose Mourinho was keen to add that although the situation was horrible, everyone should now celebrate the fact that Christian Eriksen is okay.

“Yesterday, for the wrong reasons football brought people together, at the end we can celebrate that Christian is alive.”