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Christian Eriksen: 'I am fine - under the circumstances'

Christian Eriksen: 'I am fine - under the circumstances'
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The 29-year-old collapsed during Saturday's Group B clash with Finland.

A smiling Christian Eriksen has insisted he is “fine – under the circumstances” as doctors work to determine the cause of his cardiac arrest.

The 29-year-old Denmark midfielder continues to undergo tests in hospital after collapsing on the pitch during Saturday’s game against Finland at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

However, he took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to post a photograph of himself making a thumbs-up gesture.

The image was accompanied by a message to his 3.2million followers which read: “Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family.

“I’m fine – under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay.

“Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark. Best, Christian.”

Eriksen fell to the ground during the first half of the Group B game as he prepared to receive a throw-in.

The Inter Milan star was immediately attended by concerned team-mates and quickly by medics who, as stunned spectators in the stadium and millions more television viewers around the continent look on in horror, worked to resuscitate him.

After extended treatment, Eriksen was taken to hospital having regained consciousness, but team doctor Morten Boesen later confirmed he had suffered a cardiac arrest and “was gone”.

With the agreement of both sets of players, the match was played to a finish with the Finns eventually winning 1-0, although several members of the Danish camp have since questioned the decision to resume.

Denmark are due to return to action at the same venue on Thursday evening, when they face Belgium.

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