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I died for five minutes, Denmark’s Eriksen reveals in emotional interview


Denmark midfielder, Christian Eriksen, has opened up on how he “died for five minutes” for minutes after suffering cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.

Eriksen whose Inter Milan contract was terminated due to his health collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland last June.

According to UK Sun, the 28-year-old spoke about his ordeal during a candid interview with Danish TV channel DR 1.

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He said: “It was amazing that so many people felt the need to write or send flowers.

“It had an impact on so many people and they felt the need to let me and my family know.

“That made me very happy.

“At the hospital, they kept saying I’d receive more and more flowers.

“It was weird because I didn’t expect people to send flowers – because I died for five minutes.

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“It was quite extraordinary, but it was very nice of everyone and it’s been a big help to me to receive all those best wishes.

“And people still write to me.”

Eriksen further expressed gratitude to all those who helped save his life – as well as their loved ones.

He added: “I’ve thanked people I’ve met in person, I’ve thanked the doctors, my team-mates and their families in person.

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“But all the fans who have sent thousands of letters, emails and flowers or who comes up to me in the street – both in Italy and Denmark – I thank them all for the support that I got from all over the world that helped me through this.”