In the aftermath of Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland, the situations of his Inter colleagues will inevitably be affected.
Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper are reporting that Inter must rethink plans for the squad for the upcoming season, with the Dane’s absence from part or all of the season as he recovers from his medical emergency changing the situation of his fellow midfielders in the team.
Stefano Sensi and Matias Vecino are thought to be players whose role could be made more significant in the Dane’s absence.
At the moment the most important thing is to respect the player’s privacy and hope for the best, but it is known that the medical emergency which caused him to collapse was serious and that he will not be back in the Inter squad without comprehensive medical tests clearing his participation.
What is clear is that even in the most optimistic projections the Dane is not likely to make a full return to football by the beginning of next season.
As such his role in the Inter first team will need to be filled, and so the likes of Sensi and Vecino are expected to be enlisted to cover his position on the left of midfield.
The duo, along with Roberto Gagliardini, were expected to be behind Eriksen in coach Simone Inzaghi’s plans after playing a less prominent role than the Dane last season, but their situations are thought to have been changed.