Eriksen units sights on World Cup return


COPENHAGEN:

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen, who went into cardiac arrest on the European Championships and has since been fitted with a pacemaker, hopes to play within the World Cup in Qatar, he mentioned in a Danish tv interview aired Tuesday.

Eriksen terminated his contract with Inter Milan by mutual consent in December, because the Italian league rules bar gamers with pacemakers.

“I want to play football. There’s no reason not to do that,” Eriksen mentioned in an excerpt launched Tuesday of an extended interview to be aired later this week on public broadcaster DR.

“They (the doctors) have said fine. They’ve said it’s ‘good’. So everything is stable, and it feels like I’ve got the green light to play football again.”

“My objective is to play within the World Cup in Qatar” in November-December 2022, he mentioned, including: “Whether I can get selected is something entirely different … but … I can come back.”

The former Tottenham participant suffered a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s opening sport at Euro 2020 in opposition to Finland in Copenhagen on June 12 and needed to be resuscitated on the pitch.

Denmark then rode a wave of emotion on the match, reaching the semi-finals.

The playmaker spent a number of days within the hospital and had a pacemaker implanted to manage his heartbeat.

He has just lately been in coaching along with his boyhood membership Odense.

According to the Danish day by day B.T, Eriksen primarily centered on bodily workout routines, but additionally educated with a ball, though this isn’t at the moment with a view to enjoying for them.

“Christian Eriksen is using the pitch for his rehabilitation” however “he is not training with our team”, Odense’s communications officer Rasmus Nejstgaard instructed AFP in mid-December.

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