Eriksen starts after 267 days


Christian Eriksen Brentford: Christian Eriksen debut – Brentford manager Thomas Frank in his press conference had revealed that Christian Eriksen could be ready to make his first start since his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 when Brentford face Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday. Christian Eriksen is named in the starting eleven as Brentford face Norwich City. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest sports news and updates.

Christian Eriksen Brentford: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen makes his first start for a football club, 267 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2022

Eriksen made his comeback as a substitute in last weekend’s 2-0 home defeat by Newcastle, 259 days after collapsing during Denmark’s clash with Finland at Parken Stadium last June.

Christian Eriksen Brentford: Christian Eriksen makes his first start

Christian Eriksen and Inter Milan had decided to mutually terminate the Denmark midfielder’s contract after he suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. After receiving life-saving treatment on the pitch, he had to be fitted with an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator). He has now finally made his debut for Brentford after signing for the club on the Transfer Deadline Day.

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The 29-year-old midfielder had not played since June but has been training intensively to gain match fitness. ‘”Christian’s good. He keeps progressing in terms of his fitness and getting good training minutes into him,” Frank said. “It was not a box ticked, but I think it was very important to get that game played. Now hopefully for everyone involved we can focus on football.”

Christian Eriksen Brentford: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen makes his first start for a football club, 267 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2022
Christian Eriksen Brentford: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen makes his first start for a football club, 267 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2022

Christian Eriksen Brentford: Eriksen makes his first start for a football club

When asked if Eriksen will be picked in the starting line-up against Norwich, Frank replied: “You’ll find out tomorrow. Of course I’m interested in getting him on to the pitch as much as possible.”

Taylor was praised for the way he handled the cardiac arrest after his understanding of the urgency of the situation led to medical attention arriving promptly.

Christian Eriksen Brentford: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen makes his first start for a football club, 267 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2022
Christian Eriksen Brentford: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen makes his first start for a football club, 267 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2022

Frank said: ‘I’ve mentioned it to Christian. I said “do you know who the ref is?”. He didn’t know….and then he said “ah is it Anthony? How funny, what a coincidence”. ‘There would be a time anyway when Anthony would have refereed Christian going forward.’

Christian Eriksen Brentford: Eriksen starts 267 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2022

The 30-year-old bagged two assists in Brentford’s 2-2 friendly draw with Scottish club Rangers having played nearly 80 minutes. He also recorded an assist in a friendly against fifth-tier Southend United in a friendly game.

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Christian Eriksen Brentford: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen makes his first start for a football club, 267 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2022
Christian Eriksen Brentford: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen makes his first start for a football club, 267 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2022

Brentford are enduring their worst run since Frank took charge in 2018 with seven defeats in eight matches sending them into Premier League freefall. They lie just three points above the relegation places, while Norwich are bottom and five points adrift of safety.

Christian Eriksen Brentford: Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen makes his first start for a football club, 267 days after suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2022

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