The European Football Association (UEFA) has honored Denmark’s medical team, Simone Kaer, with the UEFA President’s Award for saving the life of Christian Eriksen.
Eriksen had stopped heartbeat during the Denmark-Finland match in the group stage of Euro 2020.
Cair intervened at the right moment and tried to perform first aid, before the medical team intervened and was able to revive his heart.
Commenting on the honoring of the medical staff, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said: “I have a lot of respect for the staff who were on the field to treat Eriksen, they did a great job.”
Eriksen had sent a message to the medical team via the official UEFA website, saying: “You did a great job and saved my life.”
“A big thank you also to my friend and captain Kaer, and all my colleagues in the Danish national team for the support I received on and after June 12.”
“Thank you to all the fans who sent messages to me and my family. It meant a lot to me and gave me strength and support. Thank you.”
On the other hand, Denmark captain Simon Kjaer said, “As a team, we did an exceptional effort to preserve our colleague. We tried to get around him to hide him from the public eye and the medical staff intervened to save him.”
“When we learned that Eriksen has overcome the crisis, the most important thing is that we come together and hold together, and we became stronger after this incident,” he added.
The Denmark captain concluded, “I want to thank the European Union for this award on my behalf and on behalf of the whole team, and as captain I have to receive this award with my team members.”
Eriksen is currently conducting long-term heart checks to see if he can return to playing football again.