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In what will go down as one of the best moments of the season, Christian Eriksen has scored within a minute on his return to international football.
In fact, Eriksen netted with his first touch against the Netherlands after coming on at half-time. And it was a wonderful strike to make it 3-2.
What a moment :heart:
Christian Eriksen scores with his first touch on his return to the Denmark side a year after he suffered cardiac arrest at Euro 2020. pic.twitter.com/pkUPu1f7zq
- Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) March 26, 2022
Eriksen replaced fellow midfielder Jesper Lindström before the second half got underway - a moment that brought huge applause from those inside the Johan Cruyff Arena, including opposition manager Louis van Gaal.
Just 9 months after Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest at the Euros, he's back playing for Denmark.
Incredible :heart: pic.twitter.com/2j5mcloCbO
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 26, 2022
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 at Euro 2020.
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.
Christian Eriksen came on for Brentford against Newcastle to a standing ovation this afternoon :clap:
The midfielder made his first appearance in senior football since his cardiac arrest on June 12. pic.twitter.com/RmXBdoDRf1
- Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 26, 2022
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 at the World Cup 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."
7 months after suffering cardiac arrest on field during Euro 2020 with world watching, Christian Eriksen delivers first interview and declares goal is to represent Denmark at World Cup 2022 "It's my dream to come back... my heart is not an obstacle" :heart::flag_dk: pic.twitter.com/oSdLQrDTJ4- roger bennett (@rogbennett) January 4, 2022
It is great to see Eriksen scoring again on the international stage.
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