England captain Harry Kane was reportedly ‘numb with shock’ as he watched ex-Tottenham team-mate Christian Eriksen collapse on the pitch and require CPR on Saturday.
The Danish midfielder was treated by my medics at the Copenhagen pitch during the first half of their clash with Finland before being rushed to hospital.
Eriksen, 29, has now been confirmed in “stable condition” in hospital, but the scenes have raised concerns in the football world, including the England camp.
Harry Kane was reportedly left ‘numb with shock’ as he watched Christian Eriksen collapse
England captain ‘devastated’ after his former Tottenham teammate collapsed on the pitch
A report in The Sun claims that members of Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad, who start their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia at Wembley on Sunday, were stunned watching the game.
A source close to the camp said: “They are all numb and very upset.
“You have to appreciate that a lot of them played with or against Christian. Harry is particularly devastated. ‘
Kane, who played with Eriksen at Spurs between 2013 and 2020 before the Dane moved to Inter Milan, tweeted as the incident unfolded.
He posted: ‘Chris. I send all my love to you and your family. Stay strong, mate.
After learning that Eriksen was aware and able to speak to his teammates following the incident, England’s official Twitter page expressed support for the 29-year-old’s health.
Eriksen collapsed in Denmark’s game against Finland and demanded CPR on the pitch
“We are encouraged by the update of [the Danish FA] tonight.
“On behalf of the English FA, our players and our staff, we send our best wishes to Christian and his family.
“Our thoughts remain with Christian and his family tonight. “
There were similar posts from the rest of the Three Lions squad, with Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish among those wishing the Dane good luck.
Sterling tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers go out to Christian Eriksen and his family.”
Grealish wrote: “Eriksen. Please ‘with multiple heart and prayer emojis.