Jose Mourinho revealed he was lowered to tears after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch throughout Denmark’s Euro 2020 sport in opposition to Finland.
In horryfing scenes, the Inter Milan midfielder fell to the ground through the first half of the match in Copenhagen on Saturday night and required CPR earlier than being stretchered off the pitch and brought to hospital.
Denmark crew physician Morten Boesen has since confirmed that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and declared that “he was gone” previous to being resuscitated.
The 29-year-old is constant his restoration in hospital in Copenhagen, the place he stays in a secure situation, and has despatched a postive message to his Denmark and Inter Milan teammates as he begins the highway to restoration.
Mourinho, who managed Eriksen at Tottenham for nearly three months earlier than he moved to Inter Milan in January 2020, opened as much as talkSPORT on his response to the stunning incident.
And he believes we should always salute Eriksen’s survival and the best way soccer united to indicate their help for the Dane.
The serial-winning supervisor, a part of talkSPORT’s Euros protection this summer season, stated: “At present I can not cease eager about what occurred yesterday. I believe it’s a day to have fun, to not be unhappy.
“Hopefully soccer went in a route the place the organisation, the protocols the extent of the docs and the specialists, and I additionally imagine God was taking a look at soccer in that second. All the pieces collectively made Christian to be with us, to be along with his household, to be alive.
“It was way more vital than soccer however on the identical time I imagine that it additionally confirmed the nice values of soccer. The love, the solidarity, household spirit. It was not nearly his household, it was concerning the soccer household. Soccer bringing individuals collectively.
“I prayed yesterday, I cried yesterday, however what number of hundreds of thousands did it around the globe? I imagine many as a result of soccer can convey individuals collectively.
“Yesterday, for the incorrect causes soccer introduced individuals collectively, and on the finish we are able to have fun Christian is alive.
“In fact, I didn’t communicate with him however I spoke with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this morning and Pierre may be very optimistic about Christian.
“The information is sweet, so I believe it’s a second to have fun.”