Brentford new signing Christian Eriksen revealed he knew he would play football again just two days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. He has signed a six-month deal with the club just seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest. Eriksen left Inter Milan by mutual consent after he was suspended by a rule that prohibits an ICD device to be fitted.
“Two days later. I was in the moment, and I realized what had happened to me later on that night and then into the next few days what was really going on,” Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen said. “All the tests start and the knowledge started to come in. Questions were being asked over whether I could do this or that, I listened to the doctors, and then afterward it just slowly took off. If I could do the program with the tests the doctor set me, then I could slowly get back to playing football. First of all, there were a lot of tests to see how the heart reacted to physical training again.”
“Luckily, nothing came out of that so everything was good. Every month, I could really push it and then I could play. Even with an ICD, there are no limits. Even with this condition, there are no limits,” he added. “You can run a marathon, deep-dive swimming or whatever, it just depends on the diagnosis and how you feel about it. I told Sabrina [his wife] I’d leave my boots but also to not be surprised if, in a few days, I’d change my mind if everything was OK. Luckily, it’s been OK.”