Kasper Schmeichel admits it was ‘damn nice’ to see Christian Eriksen ‘smile, laugh and be himself’ after visiting his stricken Denmark team-mate in hospital… as he opens up on the ‘violent, inhuman situation’ and hails the response of Simon Kjaer
Kasper Schmeichel has revealed that the ‘wonderful experience’ of visiting Christian Eriksen in hospital is helping him cope with the horror of his team-mate’s collapse.
The Inter Milan midfielder required 13 minutes of CPR after suffering a cardiac arrest just before half-time in Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener with Finland on Saturday, but is now in a stable condition in hospital.
Schmeichel visited Eriksen on Sunday and says it was ‘great’ to see the progress the former Tottenham star has made, less than 48 hours after it was feared he had died on the pitch in Copenhagen.
Kasper Schmeichel has opened up on the horror of Christian Eriksen’s collapse on Saturday
During a press conference on Monday, the Leicester goalkeeper said: ‘It was damn nice to see him smile and laugh and be himself. Just notice that he is there.
‘It was a wonderful experience and something that has helped me see that he was okay after lying there.
‘We talked about nothing and everything. As long as he is well – that has been the most important thing. He has experienced something that we have not experienced.
‘He has a completely different experience of the situation. It was great to talk to him, and now we have a lot of work to try to navigate.’
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