Christian Eriksen has made it clear that his goal is to return to football and wants to represent Denmark at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Eriksen has not been named since he suffered a heart attack at Euro 2021 and later had to be fitted with a safety net. Now that he is a free agent, the player says he has regained his composure and wants to reassure his national team boss that he still has what it takes to prepare his country.
It has been almost six months since Eriksen fell on the field, which occurred on June 12, 2021. Interview with DR1 Danish marks the first time Eriksen has spoken publicly about what happened on the ground and his plans to move forward.
Eriksen is preparing to play again
In a video posted on Twitter, Christian Eriksen announced for the first time his plans to play professional football again.
“My goal is to play in the World Cup in Qatar. I want to play,” Eriksen told Danish station. “These have been my thoughts all along. It’s a goal, a dream.
“Either I will be chosen by something else, but it is my dream to come back,” he said. “I’m sure I can go back because I don’t feel any difference. Physically, I’m back well. That was my goal and I’m almost done. Until then, I’m just playing football. I’m sure I’m back at the same level.”
“[The national team is] very important. I want to play in a national team in the World Cup. My goal is to re-enter the national team, to play in Parken [Stadium] again I confirm it was one time and it will never happen again. I want to prove that I have made progress and that I can also play in the national team. Once again, it is up to the manager to determine my level, but my heart is not a barrier.
Eriksen continued to thank all those who helped him, through his experience and over the months.
“It was amazing how many people saw the need to write or send flowers,” he said. “It affected a lot of people and they felt they needed to inform me and my family. This made me very happy. At the hospital, they just said I had received more flowers. It was amazing, because I got so many flowers. I didn’t expect people to send flowers because I died for five minutes. It was so amazing, but it was very good for everyone and it has been a great help to me to embrace all those good wishes.
“And people still write to me. Thank you to the people I met face to face. I thank the doctors, my teammates and their families in person. But all the fans who sent thousands of letters and emails and flowers. – or those who came to me on the street in Italy and Denmark – thank you all for the support I have received from all over the world that has helped me with this. “
Where would Eriksen play?
The only country Christian Eriksen will not play for is Italy, having been released by Inter for barring the country from playing with an internal defibrillator. His agent also sued Australia’s MLS or A-League for “family reasons”.
From then on, it is a matter for everyone, because his agent can’t explain much.
“It’s too early to say where the future of Christianity is,” Martin Schoots said told Sky Sports in mid-December. “Because of the special laws in Italy, which have been in place for many years, the only thing we know for sure is that it will not be in Italy. And it will not be on another continent, for family reasons. He spoke to us a few weeks ago. it looks good and that’s the most important thing. “
Former Ajax and Tottenham clubs have both been named for obvious reasons, with Spurs looking to take the top four in the Premier League and Ajax taking part in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Ajax also uses its Danish counterpart Daley Blind, who also has an inside gear.
Newcastle United and Leicester City are other potential Premier League venues, while their return to Denmark could also be on the cards, as Eriksen was coached by his childhood club Odense BK when he returned to the gym a few months ago.