Christian Eriksen’s agent says the midfielder ‘is in good shape’ and claims Inter Milan’s announcement that they must sell him because he is banned from playing in Italy with an implanted defibrillator was an ‘accounting problem’
- Inter Milan announced that they will have to sell midfielder Christian Eriksen
- Eriksen cannot play in Serie A because he has an implanted defibrillator
- The 29-year-old suffered cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at the Euro
- His agent Martin Schoots has said the midfielder ‘is in good shape’
Christian Eriksen’s agent says the Danish midfielder is in ‘good shape’ after Inter Milan announced they would have to sell the player.
The 29-year-old was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) after suffering cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark against Finland at Euro 2020 in June, to regulate any further changes in his heartbeat.
Inter Milan confirmed that they were looking to sell the player, as Serie A rules prevent players from playing competitive matches with a defibrillator, but in theory Eriksen could continue his career in another country.
Inter Milan will have to sell Christian Eriksen because he has an implanted defibrillator
Responding to Inter’s announcement about his future, his agent Martin Schoots said objective: ‘The statement is a message from FC Internazionale Milano SpA to its shareholders.
‘Each player has a book value. And since Christian is a contract player for the club, he technically still has a book value. That’s all it says, it’s an accounting matter and it doesn’t have much to do with Christian himself.
Christian is fine. He spends a lot of quality time with his family. He’s in good shape. When there is more news, it will be communicated. ‘
Eriksen received an ICD after suffering cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark
Italy prohibits both amateur and professional players from competing if they have any significant heart abnormalities, and Francesco Braconaro, a member of the Italian FA’s technical scientific committee, revealed that the Dane must take it off to play in Italian soccer again, as it will do. show that you no longer have heart problems.
Ajax defender Daley Blind, for example, also received an ICD after being diagnosed with heart muscle inflammation, but has continued to play for the Eredivisie champions, as well as internationally for the Netherlands.
In their statement, Inter said: ‘With reference to Eriksen’s registration rights, it should be noted that after a serious injury occurred during the European Championship in June 2021, the Italian medical authority temporarily inhibited him from activity. sports for the current season.
Despite Inter’s announcement, his agent says the Danish midfielder is ‘in good shape’
“Although the current conditions of the player do not allow the achievement of sporting fitness in Italy, the same could be achieved in other countries where, therefore, the player could resume competitive activity.”
During the game against Finland, Eriksen suddenly collapsed with no one near him, received immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation treatment by medical staff, and was later taken to hospital.
Captain Simon Kjaer, who comforted Eriksen’s partner Sabrina, and English referee Anthony Taylor were praised for their quick and empathetic response to the tragic events.
Images of his collapse shocked the world, with teammates all around him to give him privacy.
Fans of all teams chanted songs and held banners in solidarity with the midfielder.
The game was postponed shortly after 6 p.m. that night and Eriksen was seen sitting upright as he was carried out on a stretcher with an oxygen mask in his mouth minutes later.
He was admitted to hospital before the Danish FA confirmed he was awake and conscious, while his agent Michael Schoots revealed later that night that he was able to talk and talk while receiving more checks.
The Denmark players then decided to finish off the match after hearing the news of Eriksen’s recovery.