The entire stadium rises as one to welcome Christian Eriksen’s return to top-class football

The entire stadium rises as one to welcome Christian Eriksen's return to top-class football

Christian Eriksen’s reintroduction to top-class football after a 259-day absence should always be a special moment.

A highly admired player at English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur between 2013 and 2020, he played his club football for Inter in Italy at the time of his unfortunate cardiac arrest in June 2021, and his name was the third and first most popular Google search, respectively. in the Euro 2020 finalists last year.

So after Denmark, he could not have chosen a more appropriate place to return than the EPL, where he recorded records for goals scored outside the penalty area (23), assists. (62) and created chances (571) during his 226 games at Spurs.

But the new manager Thomas Frank, a Dane, had an extra trick up his sleeve last Saturday when it was time for Eriksen’s debut for EPL new boys Brentford.

Man of the match performance
When Eriksen was replaced on the fateful day against Finland on 12 June 2021, it was per. Mathias Jensen. So who will Eriksen replace on Saturday: none other than Mathias Jensen!

Brentford, reduced to 10 men after 11 minutes, battled a resurgent Newcastle United and eventually lost 2-0. But it was Eriksen’s start in the 52nd minute that gave the match the true highlight of the match. The whole earth rose up as one to greet him, and he was quick to show some mark.

Supporters of BBC Sport awarded his performance with a score of 8.86 – the second highest rated Brentford player achieved only 5.48 – and the Man of the Match award.

Next time for Eriksen and Brentford is a trip to the bottom team Norwich City on Saturday. Defeat to the 15th-placed team would draw them closer to the relegation zone – potentially within four places of last place with only 10 games left to play.

After his cardiac arrest, Eriksen was equipped with an ICD defibrillator, which will be activated if the same thing should happen again. The rules of the Italian league prevented him from continuing to play for Inter while wearing the device.

Source: The Nordic Page




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