Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen is recovering and in good spirits after collapsing during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland, and appreciative of messages of support from the Inter family.

Speaking to Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport in today’s print edition, the Dane’s agent Martin Schoots gave updates on Eriksen’s condition and praised the response of his teammates and of Inter supporters.

It is still not fully clear what caused the medical emergency which affected the Danish playmaker and temporary halted the game against Finland, but medical staff at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen are searching for an answer.

Eriksen was thought to be a highly important figure for the Danish national team after his fine form in the second half of the 2020-21 season for Inter, but there is optimism that the squad can continue in his absence and with his support.

Inter supporters will be anxious to receive more updates about his condition, but most of all relieved to hear that the fan favourite is in good condition and happy.

Schoots explained: “We spoke [yesterday] morning. He was joking and in a good mood, I found him to be doing well.

“We all want to understand what happened to him, and he does too. The doctors are doing some in-depth examinations but it will take time.

“He is happy because he understands how much love he has around him. Messages of support have arrived from all over the world, and he is particularly impressed by messages from the Inter family – not just his teammates but also the fans.”

Schoots praised Eriksen’s mindset and showed optimism about his recovery.

“Christian doesn’t give up. He and his family want to give their thanks to everyone. Half the world has contacted us, everyone is worried.”

“Now he just has to rest, his wife and parents are with him. [Today] too he will remain under observation, perhaps even on Tuesday.”

Schoots closed by saying that “in any case he wants to support his teammates against Belgium.”