Legendary former England and Liverpool striker Emile Heskey has weighed in on the Danish national team’s performance at the Euros in the absence of Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Speaking to Danish broadcaster TV 2, as reported by FCInterNews, the 43-year-old spoke about the quality of the team in the Nerazzurri man’s absence from the team.

The world of football was shocked when Eriksen collapsed during the Danes’ group stage opener against Finland, later revealed to be the result of a cardiac arrest, and many expected the team to struggle without their talisman and captain.

However, the Danes’ performances have been impressive, progressing to the knockout stage and then beating Wales and the Czech Republic to set up a semifinal clash with England.

Nerazzurri supporters will hope that Inter can cope similarly without the Dane – even though his influence is not quite as talismanic as with his national team, the 29-year-old still represents a significant absence, though Inter’s squad should have the mental qualities to pull together without him as Denmark have.

Heskey’s words:

“It’s impressive how they got here after what happened to Eriksen, who is now fortunately fine. If I asked a hundred people how they would reactafter what happened, many would not have been able to work. And let’s be honest, football is a job. The fact that they built this group up and got to where they are today is impressive.”