Danish team doctor Morten Boesen saved Christian Eriksen’s life after the footballer collapsed in the 42nd minute of the Denmark – Finland game. The doctor later told a press conference what had happened.
“ I want to start by saying that what I’m about to say, I’ve discussed with Christian’s family. I will not give details of his condition; I will tell what we saw, ”he began.
“ We were called into the field as soon as Christian fell. I didn’t see him, but it was pretty clear that he had passed out. When we got to him, he was on his side: he was breathing, and I could feel his pulse. But suddenly there was no more heartbeat and, as everyone could see, we started the heart massage. Help came very, very quickly from the medical staff, and with their collaboration, we were able to do what we needed to do. We started to intervene to keep him alive. Fortunately, he clung to life, ”he added.
“We went through hell. When one of us is lying there fighting for his life, it touches me, affecting the players. And I have to say that I have very rarely been so proud of some boys as now; everything they have done to come together to play the second half is impressive. It’s a fantastic group that I’m very proud of. ”