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The Moment Brandon Williams Realises It Was Christian Eriksen Who Rugby-Tackled Him Is Absolutely Incredible

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The Moment Brandon Williams Realises It Was Christian Eriksen Who Rugby-Tackled Him Is Absolutely Incredible

Norwich full-back Brandon Williams was initially furious when a Brentford player hauled him to the ground... but he quickly forgave the person involved after realising it was Christian Eriksen.

The hilarious incident took place in the first-half of Saturday's Premier League clash at Carrow Road.

Williams, who is currently on a season-long loan at the Canaries from Manchester United, managed to knock the ball past Eriksen with 39 minutes on the clock. The Danish international, however, didn't want him to break away.

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As you can see in the footage, Brentford's number 21 brings down the defender with an intentional tug of the shirt.

Williams proceeds to fall down and grab the shirt of Eriksen in anger. But after realising it was the former Spurs midfielder, who suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, the 21-year-old proceeded to embrace him with a big hub.

This is outstanding.

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Last month, after completing a move back to the Premier League, Eriksen received a standing ovation as he made his first appearance since suffering a cardiac arrest eight months ago.

In fact, the 30-year-old was handed a goosebump-worthy reception from both sets of supporters when he was introduced to Brentford's clash against Newcastle United in the 52nd minute.  

Newcastle players even showed their respect, applauding the Danish midfielder onto the pitch. 

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It has been a steady return for Eriksen, who has penned a six-month deal at Brentford, and if all goes to plan, the midfielder hopes to play for Denmark later this year.

“My goal is to play in the World Cup in Qatar. I want to play,” Eriksen told Danish outlet DR. “That's been my mindset all along. It's a goal, a dream. Whether I'll be picked is another thing. But it's my dream to come back.

“I'm sure I can come back because I don't feel any different.

“Physically, I'm back in top shape. That's been my goal and it's still some time away, so until then I'm just going to play football and prove that I'm back at the same level.”

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Shortly after his cardiac arrest at the European Championship, Denmark's team doctor described the moment he and his staff brought Eriksen back to life following his terrifying collapse against Finland.

Dr Morten Boesen spoke following the game and detailed the incident which unfolded with millions watching around the world.

"We were called on the pitch when Christian fell over," Dr Boesen said per iNews.

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"I did not get to see it, but it soon became clear that he had fallen over. When we got there, he was lying on his side and was breathing.

"We felt the pulse, but pretty quickly the picture changed, and then we started life-saving heart treatment.

"There was fantastic help from the stadium doctor and the rest of the emergency services, and with that collaboration we got what we needed.

"We got Christian back, who spoke to me before he was taken to the hospital."

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It's great to see Eriksen back on the pitch, doing what he does best.

Featured Image Credit: Premier League

Topics: Norwich City, Brentford, Christian Eriksen, Premier League

Jack Kenmare
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