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 it back in beautiful fashion. 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.
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 recently resumed his playing career for English Brentford.
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.
Denmark got what it difficult 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 in the first half.
Eriksen created new tension, but Bergwijn put it in the 71st minute to make it 4-2 with his second goal of the night.
Eriksen also came close to scoring twice when his shot hit the post three minutes later.
Denmark had to end the game with ten men after 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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