Another Danish player expressed disappointment with his team’s option to resume the 2021 European Cup after witnessing a cardiac arrest on the court on Saturday.
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksson fell to the ground before halftime of the group match against Finland and needed medical staff to use defibrillators and cardiopulmonary resuscitation for resuscitation. He eventually stabilized and was transferred to the hospital, and 90 minutes later, his teammates resumed the game after talking to Eriksson. The Danish team lost the game 1-0.
Eriksson’s teammate Martin Braithwaite started the game and prepared for the event on the court. He said that his team had two options to resume the game. “None of these options are Good choice.”
He told the media at a press conference on Monday: “UEFA has two options, either go out to play immediately or play at noon the next day.” “None of these options are good. We have adopted two evils. Take the lightest way to complete the game.
“Many players do not have the conditions to participate in this game. We are in different spaces. This is not our wish. These are our only options. We have two options, and in that case we are told that we must make a decision. I can only say so much about this.”
This account confirms the account provided by the Danish manager Kasper Hjulmand.
“In retrospect, in this case, it was wrong to let the players decide between the two situations,” Hjulmand said. “The players are in a state of shock. The players don’t know if they have lost their best friends. They have to decide between these two things.”
After Eriksson was confirmed to be stable, UEFA announced that “at the request of the players of the two teams”, it decided to resume the game on the same day.
Except for the Danish statement, this is not a “request” from the team, but a decision they were forced to make. The Finnish camp later shared that in this process, the team will always take the lead from Denmark.
The European football governing body and match organizer UEFA issued a statement on the handling of the matter:
“UEFA is convinced that it handles this matter with the utmost respect for sensitive situations and players. Only when the two teams require that the game be completed on the same night, did they decide to restart the game. Players need to rest for 48 hours between games to eliminate Other options.”
The Danes next plan to play against the world’s No. 1 Belgium team on Thursday and lose again. It is a difficult proposal to advance to the knockout round from Group B.Helmand admitted, “Maybe for some people [players], The time is too short to play football anymore. “
What does Christian Erickson do now?
The day after the incident, the Danish team doctor Morten Bosen confirmed that Eriksen had experienced a cardiac arrest on the court and that “he had left” before the medical staff resuscitated him.
Bosen said at a press conference on Sunday: “We asked him to come back after using the defibrillator, so it was very fast. I am not a cardiologist, so I will leave the details to the hospital experts.”
According to player agent Martin Schutz, the exam is still in progress.
“We all want to know what happened to him, and he wants to know. The doctor is doing some detailed examinations. It will take time,” Schoots said Italian sports daily Gazzetta dello Sport Monday.
“We keep in touch with him. We keep in touch with him yesterday and today. [His] The situation is the same as yesterday, stable and very good. A spokesperson for the Danish Football Association told the media on Monday. The players also visited their teammates in the hospital.
“It’s nice to see him smiling, laughing and being himself, and it feels like he is there,” goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel said. “It was a great experience and it helped me a lot.”
in Reuters report, The doctors of his two most recent clubs-Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur-confirmed that they had not encountered any medical red flags during the years that Eriksson was receiving treatment.
Eriksson’s cardiologist Sanjay Sharma at the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur said that the right to decide whether to resume his professional career will belong to the players, but some countries are more about allowing this than others. Is strict.
“In Italy, the law is very, very strict, and I understand that it is illegal for him to participate in competitive sports in Italy,” Sharma told Reuters. “Other countries are more free and respect the autonomy of athletes. So at best, he might install a defibrillator and be allowed to compete in certain countries.
“But in most of these cases, this is a career end situation.”