Inter striker Romelu Lukaku felt strong emotions about the situation of his Nerazzurri teammate Christian Eriksen, but he did not let them affect him during yesterday’s match against Denmark.

Speaking to Danish broadcaster Viaplay, reported by FCInterNews, the Belgian talked about how he knew he had to get past his feelings about the stricken Danish captain in order to give his best in the Group B clash.

The Belgian played an important role in both of Belgium’s goals as the Red Devils came back from a weak start to win 2-1, and he was awarded Man of the Match by UEFA.

However, the 28-year-old did not only feel happy or celebratory, as he still feels worried for the Danish captain, who is a friend from the Inter family.

The Belgian outlined his respect for the Danish national team after the incident:

“I told [Danish manager] Kasper Hjulmand that I really respect him as a man. They saved my friend’s life, and what they did as a team today was absolutely incredible.”

“The character they showed was unimaginable,” he continued, “Denmark deserved a better result too.”

He talked about his emotional response to Eriksen’s situation:

“I thought a lot about him, it was really difficult. In the first half I had to put my emotions aside and it was difficult to play. In the second half we woke up and it made the difference.”