Christian Eriksen scores in national team comeback – praised by opposing fans

Eriksen was substituted during the international break against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Then the home side took a 3-1 lead, but it took him just a minute and 50 seconds to pull back in a beautiful way. It was a big highlight in the game which the Netherlands won 4-2.

Anders Skov Olsen, who came on at the same time as Eriksen, came to the death line after wall play. He struck diagonally into the field, and at 11 yards Eriksen came on and dropped the ball into the opposite cross.

According to NOS, the Dutch home fans have never before applauded so loudly for a goal against their own team. They also stood up to pay their respects to the goalscorer. Eriksen made his national team comeback at the Johan Cruyff Arena, which was his home ground for his many years as an Ajax player.

– It’s always lovely to come back here. “I had good years here,” Eriksen said in Dutch to NOS after the game.

– I got goosebumps, said Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt of Eriksen’s goal.

287 days

Eriksen fell from a heart attack during the European Championship match against Finland at home in the Park on June 12 last year. Prompt and knowledgeable medical treatment saved his life, and he underwent defibrillator surgery. Most recently, he continued his career with a game for Brentford England.

He revealed this winter that his goal was to make a national team comeback and participate in the World Cup in Qatar. 287 days after the collapse, he was back in the uniform of the Danish national team.

Eriksen said afterwards that Tuesday’s game against Serbia in the Park would be even more special.

– It’s a little warm-up before I run to the place where it happened on Tuesday. I want to prove that I am back and normal again. “It would be great to finish it and prove that I am a footballer again,” he told Kanal 5.

Denmark got what it takes in the game against a team that won a World Cup place in Norway’s qualifying group. Steven Bergwijn, Nathan Aké and Memphis Depay (penalty) scored for the hosts in the first half. Jannik Vestergaard’s equalizer to 1-1 was Denmark’s highlight of the round.

– Have fun

– It’s always nice to see Christian Eriksen play football, said Denmark national team manager Kasper Hjulmand, who replaced him with Jesper Lindström with the message “enjoy”, and Eriksen didn’t let himself be asked twice.

His goal created renewed excitement, but Bergwijn slotted in in the 71st minute to make it 4-2 with his second of the night.

Eriksen also came close to scoring twice when he hit the post from distance three minutes later.

– Christian is back, and I think his best football is ahead of him, said Hjulmand.

Denmark had to end the game with ten men as Joakim Mæhle was ruled out with a head injury after the visitors exhausted their substitute quota. Previously, Thomas Delaney and Yussuf Poulsen also had to leave due to injury.

Pierre-Emile Højbjerg thought he had scored a new consolation goal in extra time, but it was overturned as he pushed the opponent before nodding into the net.

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