Denmark national team head coach Kasper Hjulmand felt a big impact from the emotional support given by former Inter striker Romelu Lukaku when Christian Eriksen suffered a heart attack at the Euros.
Speaking to Danish broadcaster TV 2, the coach recalled the moment meeting Lukaku after the Danish playmaker and former Inter midfielder suffered a major health scare on the pitch.
Lukaku and Eriksen both played big roles for the Nerazzurri last season, but in the end neither were a part of the team this time around.
In Lukaku’s case this was because of a sale to Premier League club Chelsea, while for Eriksen, his Nerazzurri exit was the result of being unable to play for the club anymore due to complications from his health scare.
Nevertheless, the bond between the two was close, and apart from his friend and former teammate, Lukaku also reached out to support those close to the situation.
“I received a big hug from Romelu after the match,” Hujlmand explained of the clash between Belgium and Denmark at the Eurps.
“Romelu spoke and acted with great dignity, respect, and real sympathy,” he went on. “It is something that characterizes him and I respect him a lot both as a player and as a human being.”
“He is a mature guy, a good person with real character,” he added of the former Nerazzurri striker.