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Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand was reduced to tears when he shared his thoughts on Christian Eriksen collapsing during Denmark vs. Finland.
Hjulmand gave an emotional press conference following his side's 1-0 defeat to Finland on Saturday.
Joel Pohjanpalo scored the only goal of the game, but the Group B fixture was overshadowed by the Inter Milan midfielder hitting the floor in distressing scenes.
Speaking after the match, Hjulmand broke down in tears as he stressed the importance of family and friends.
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand (in tears at the post-match news conference): "It was a really tough evening, on which we've all been reminded what the most important things in life are. It's meaningful relationships. It's those people who are close to us. It's family & friends."
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"It was a really tough evening, on which we've all been reminded what the most important things in life are," said the 49-year-old, who praised his players despite Denmark's European Championship loss.
He added: "It's meaningful relationships. It's those people who are close to us. It's family and friends.
"Everything, everything, everything - all thoughts are with Christian and his family.
"A group of players that I cannot praise enough.
"First of all, if it gets emotional, it's been a tough night. We are all reminded of what the most important thing in life is - to have valuable relationships, people we're close to, our family and our friends.
"We have a group of players that I cannot praise enough. I couldn't be prouder of those people who took such good care of each other. He is one of my very dear friends, the way the players talked in the dressing room to decide to not do anything before we knew Christian was conscious and OK.
"We had two options to play the game [today] or tomorrow at 12pm and everyone agreed to play today. You can't play a game with such feelings. We tried to win. It was incredible they managed to go out and try to play the second half.
"Honestly, there were players out there that were completely done. Emotionally done and emotionally exhausted."
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