Denmark taking Eriksen inspiration to Wembley
Denmark have reached the Euro 2020 semi-finals on the back of an unbreakable bond generated by Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest in the early stages of the tournament, coach Kasper Hjulmand said after Saturday's 2-1 last-eight win over Czech Republic.
Hjulmand found that out on Saturday, his mind wandering from the match even as his team was playing in the European Championship quarterfinals.
"I thought about him during the game and after the game," Hjulmand said.
"I still think about Christian every single day and that he should have been here." "We are happy that he survived and we carried him in our hearts all the way to this match and to Wembley. The fundamental values of football came through in those seconds and those days and we all remembered why we started to play football.
"I keep thinking how amazing it would be to see him play (in the next match). He's still a big part of the team and he's a big part of our road to Wembley."
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Eriksen sent a WhatsApp message to his Denmark teammates after their win against the Czech Republic: 'I am proud of you.'