AC Milan and Denmark defender Simone Kjaer has spoken about the effect that the cardiac arrest of Inter midfielder Christian Eriksen had on him, according to a report in the American broadcast media.
Speaking during an interview with the TV channel Discovery +, via Simonkjaergifs.com, the defender was reflecting on his year as a whole which included Euro 2020 and qualifying for the World Cup that takes place in 2022.
“It was a crazy year, from every point of view. Obviously very positive, but there was also something that changed us in June, then luckily that episode ended well.
“I am referring to Christian Eriksen, now he is fine. Time flies. We played very well in the European Championships and we have already qualified for the World Cup.”
Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch in Denmark’s opening game of Euro 2020 against Finland in Copenhagen.
Simon Kjaer has since been credited with helping to save his life as he reacted quickly to assure that the Inter midfielder did not swallow his tongue and was put in the recovery position.
The medical staff at Parken Stadium were then able to take over and save Christian Eriksen’s life. He is now still recovering in Denmark with his family close to him.