Former England defender Rio Ferdinand has advised Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen not to think about playing football again after suffering cardiac arrest during his country’s 1-0 Euro 2020 defeat against Finland last weekend. week.
Eriksen collapsed on the field before the end of the first half of Denmark’s clash against Finland on Saturday.
The Inter Milan playmaker was resurrected on the pitch, with players and fans looking on in anguish before he was taken to the hospital for a new check-up.
The Danish Football Association said Eriksen is “stable” and remains in hospital.
But Ferdinand feels Eriksen should now only focus on his family and being healthy, not his football career.
When asked if he thinks Eriksen will play again, Ferdinand said on his YouTube show Vibe With Five: “I don’t think he’ll play again, I have to be honest.
“If I’m him, I’m probably not thinking about it, I just want to be healthy for the sake of my family.”
He added: “I got a little excited, I have to be honest.
“Just seeing that and seeing the effects on his wife, the photos of his wife or his girlfriend as well, it was very emotional.
“It hits you and makes you think about life, man, and the importance of really appreciating life and enjoying it.
“It’s great that we can sit here and he has made comments that are now live in the media that he did not know what happened, he is eager to know what happened.
“I think they are saying [it was] cardiac arrest, I would not like to jump to conclusions, but I think those are the rumors I am hearing.
“But I think he will obviously be evaluating his life after this, and hopefully he will continue to recover in the same vein as he is right now, which seems to be positive.
“It was a day where football stops and you say, ‘Wow! “It’s a tournament, we’re happy it started and stuff, but when situations like that happen, you think, ‘Wow, that’s fine, just look at life.’
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