Christian Eriksen signs for Brentford FC after collapse
Christian Eriksen, more than seven months after collapsing during a horrific moment in a Euro 2020 game, is back.
Eriksen signed a contract with Brentford FC on Monday and will end the season at the Premier League club.
“We took an incredible opportunity to bring a world-class player to Brentford,” head coach Thomas Frank said in a statement. “He didn’t train with a team for seven months, but worked a lot alone. He’s fit but we need to get him fit and I’m looking forward to seeing him work with the players and staff to get back to his highest level.
“At his best, Christian has the ability to dictate football games. He finds the right passes and is dangerous in front of goal. He also has very, very good set pieces, both from corners and direct free-kicks. He’s a player you can find with the ball and he will find a solution to the problem that lies ahead.”
Christian Eriksen collapsed during Euro2020 game
Eriksen collapsed from cardiac arrest just before halftime of a Euro2020 game against Finland in Copenhagen in June.
Eriksen collapsed out of nowhere on the field after a throw-in.
Teammates immediately signaled medical personnel and formed a circle around him while paramedics tended to him before finally taking him to a local hospital.
The game was suspended and ended hours later despite player resistance. Eriksen said days later he was fine and underwent surgery before being discharged from hospital.
Eriksen is now a heart starter but was given clearance to train with his old team in Denmark. He said earlier this month that he hopes to play with Denmark at the World Cup in Qatar this autumn.
It’s unclear when Eriksen will make his debut with Brentford, although he will soon travel to London to get started. The 29-year-old last played for Inter Milan in Serie A.
Brentford are currently 6-12-5 this season and are 14th in the Premier League standings after 23 games. Brentford will face Everton on Saturday before traveling to Manchester City on Wednesday.