DENMARK boss Kasper Hjulmand wore a special bracelet in tribute to Christian Eriksen for the vital win over Russia on Monday.
The Inter Milan midfielder, 29, collapsed in the first-half of his nation’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland earlier this after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Denmark boss Kasper Hjulmand wore a special bracelet in tribute to Christian Eriksen for Monday’s 4-1 win over RussiaCredit: EPA
Denmark’s future king, Prince Christian, wore an ‘Eriksen 10’ jersey for the win over RussiaCredit: Getty
Christian Eriksen has now been discharged from hospital following an operation to fit a ‘heart-starting’ device called an ICDCredit: Reuters
Eriksen was given CPR – with a defibrillator also required to save his life – before he was transferred to hospital.
And for Monday’s night’s thumping 4-1 win over Russia, Denmark’s boss, players and even a prince paid tribute to Eriksen.
As the Danes booked their spot in the last-16 – where they will take on Wales in Amsterdam – Hjulmand wore a bracelet featuring a small, silver football in honour of Eriksen on an emotional night in Copenhagen.
After the game, Hjulmand explained: “I have never gone with jewellery in my life.
“This is the first time I’m wearing jewellery. There is a little football on it.
“It’s Christian who’s here, so we want to take him with us.
“I had him with me all the way. I think about him a lot.”
Hjulmand added: “As I have always said, he is our heart, our rhythm.
“We smashed through for his sake today. He is a great inspiration for all of us.
“Not many of the players have played minutes on the pitch without Christian being in there.
“But we are super happy today. I am super grateful for the people and the support we have received.”
Denmark’s future king, Prince Christian, was also spotted in the stands for the massive game against Russia.
The world held its breath after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch
Prince Christian had started off the game in a blue jacket, but swapped that for a Denmark jersey bearing Eriksen’s name by the endCredit: Getty
He was seen wearing a Denmark shirt with ‘Eriksen 10’ splashed across the back in his own touching tribute.
Prince Christian had started the game wearing a formal blue jacket, but had changed into his Eriksen jersey by full-time, throwing it on over his white shirt.
After the game, Denmark defender Jens Stryger Larsen revealed Eriksen had message the squad to congratulate them.
Larsen claimed: “Christian immediately wrote to us in our group.
“It is fantastic that he supports us and is there for us.”
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