Christian Eriksen insists he is not afraid of collapsing again after ‘being tested as much as possible’


DEFIANT Christian Eriksen has insisted he is not afraid of collapsing again after testing how much his heart could tolerate.

The former Spurs ace suffered a cardiac arrest and DIED for five minutes in Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland last June.


Eriksen has been keeping fit in Switzerland
Eriksen is one of Denmark's best players


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But he was eventually revived thanks to the quick thinking of team-mate Simon Kjaer and the pitchside doctors.

The incident also saw him be banned from competing in the Serie A, leading to Inter Milan subsequently terminating his contract.

Since last summer’s events, Eriksen has tested how much his heart could tolerate.

Speaking to Danish TV channel DR 1, Eriksen insists he’s no longer afraid of collapsing.

He said: “Not at all [afraid].

“Not the slightest. At first, I was cautious. ‘How much could my heart tolerate now?’

“I wanted to test it. But I’ve been cleared and tested and monitored as much as possible.

“No, I’m not afraid it will happen again.”

Eriksen went on to say how comforting it felt to have an inplantable cadrioverter defibrillator.

The ‘reassuring’ device gives him confidence he can play again, and if it happens again, it can be treated instantly in various ways.

Eriksen is even targeting playing at the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

He’s on a mission to prove he can still play at the same level.

He continued: “My goal is to play in the World Cup in Qatar. I want to play. That’s been my mindset all along.


“It’s a goal, it’s a dream. Whether I’ll be picked is another thing. But it’s my dream to come back.

“I’m sure I can come back because I don’t feel any different. Physically, I’m back in top shape. That’s my goal and it’s still some time away.

“So until then, I’m just going to play football and prove that I’m back at the same level.”

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