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Eriksen shines on Brentford debut behind closed doors and provides assist

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Christian Eriksen took just an hour to record an assist in his first game of football since suffering cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.

The Brentford midfielder, who completed a free transfer from Inter Milan during the January window, created a goal in their 3-2 win against Southend in a behind-closed-doors friendly.

Erisken looks sharp and hungry in the footage

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Erisken looks sharp and hungry in the footage

The 30-year-old has not played a competitive match since 12 June 2021 when he collapsed during the opening game of the tournament for Denmark.

The former Tottenham ace was subsequently fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and is keen to get his career up and running with Brentford.

Although it may noit have been the Premier League, Eriksen looked sharp agianst Southend and can be seen winning back possession before setting up a teammate in the clip posted to the club’s social media account.

Despite the severity of his condition, Eriksen has no doubts about the safety of his return and told talkSPORT how important Thomas Frank was to his decision.


The 30-year-old cannot play in Italy with his ICD

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The 30-year-old cannot play in Italy with his ICD

“[Frank] was very important,” Eriksen explained. “He obviously wanted me to come here if it was possible, and at the time it was the perfect mix for me as a football player and also the family.

“Before I was not planning on coming back to England, that was not on my mind. 

“And then of course my mindset changed that if it can’t be Italy the best option would be England and the Premier League, a London club for the family was the perfect mix.”



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