Christian Eriksen “was gone” before being resuscitated on the field, revealed the doctor of the Danish team.
Football have united in backing the Inter Milan midfielder, who is said to be “stable” after collapsing in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Finland.
And Dr Morten Boesen said, “He was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation, it was cardiac arrest.
“How close were we to losing him?” I don’t know, but we got it back after a defib [defibrillation] so it’s pretty fast.
“The reviews that have been done so far look good. We have no explanation as to why this happened.
Eriksen’s teammates in Denmark received psychological help.
But manager Kasper Hjulmand criticized UEFA for asking his team if they wanted to resume the game.
He said: “I think it was the wrong thing to make the decision between the two scenarios in this matter.
“The players weren’t sure if they were losing their best friend and they had to decide.
“I have a feeling we shouldn’t have played, just get on the bus and come home and see what the next few days have brought. “
But Hjulmand also revealed that Eriksen told him, “I think you feel worse than me. I feel like I’m about to train now, guys.
Meanwhile, ex-Bolton star Fabrice Muamba, who had to retire in 2012 after a similar gruesome experience, praised the ‘brilliant’ treatment Eriksen received.
Muamba added, “The most important thing and the number one priority for all of us is to give Christian and his family space and time to heal and recover. ”