Liverpool defender and Scotland captain Andy Robertson has sent a message of support to Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen alongside a host of SPFL clubs.
The 29-year-old is said to be ‘awake’ in hospital after collapsing in the Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland in Copenhagen. The match was suspended before half-time after the former Tottenham Hotspur and current Inter Millan midfielder collapsed and was given emergency treatment on the field.
Finland won the match 1-0 after it was restarted at 7:30PM, Eriksen’s condition ‘stabilised’ according to UEFA. Scotland captain and Liverpool left-back Robertson sent a message as Denmark players formed a protective shield around Eriksen, saying: “This is the only picture that should be getting shared.”
Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin said: “Moments like this put everything in life into perspective. I wish Christian a full and speedy recovery and pray his family has strength and faith. At these times, the unity of the football family is so strong and he and his family carry with them the good wishes and prayers of everyone. I heard of fans of both teams chanting his name. Football is beautiful and Christian plays it beautifully.”
Denmark head coach Kasper Hjulmand added post-match: “It was a really tough evening, on which we’ve all been reminded what the most important things in life are. It’s meaningful relationships. It’s those people who are close to us. It’s family and friends. Everything, everything, everything – all thoughts are with Christian and his family.”
Several Scottish clubs have sent messages of goodwill to Eriksen and his family alongside the Liverpool defender and Scotland captain. Everyone at NTOF hopes Christian Eriksen makes a full recovery and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, teammates, and those who reacted heroically at the scene.
This is the only picture that should be getting shared!! https://t.co/ftxYPny0db
— Andy Robertson (@andrewrobertso5) June 12, 2021
— Hamilton Accies FC (@acciesfc) June 12, 2021
We are all praying for you Christian 🙏🇩🇰
— Queen of the South (@OfficialQosFC) June 12, 2021
— Livingston FC (@LiviFCOfficial) June 12, 2021
🙏🇩🇰 Our thoughts and love are with Christian Eriksen and his family.
— Arbroath FC (@ArbroathFC) June 12, 2021
— RRFC Official (@RaithRovers) June 12, 2021
— Falkirk FC (@FalkirkFC) June 12, 2021
— Clyde FC (@ClydeFC) June 12, 2021