Christian Eriksen Returns to Denmark Squad

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Christian Eriksen returns to the Denmark squad for their upcoming international fixtures in March.

Denmark face the Netherlands and Serbia in friendly matches as teams prepare themselves for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

It will be the 30-year-old’s first time back in a Denmark shirt since he suffered a cardiac arrest against Finland during Euro 2021.

Christian Eriksen Makes Denmark Squad Return

Return Highlights Progress of Christian Eriksen

Since his cardiac arrest, Eriksen has been fitted with an ICD device, which keeps him safe and still able to play football.

Despite this, he was unable to continue playing at Inter Milan as the Serie A does not allow players with the device to continue playing in Italy.

The midfielder decided to join Thomas Frank’s Brentford on January transfer deadline day.

Eriksen’s Premier League Return

Since joining the London club, Eriksen has made brilliant progress.

The Dane gradually built up his fitness in training before making a return to football against Newcastle United last month.

Since then Eriksen has started in wins over Norwich and Burnley and has been a stand out performer for Brentford, providing them with some much needed Premier League experience.

Earlier this year, Christian Eriksen spoke to Sky Sports about moving to the Bees, he said: “It started with the first phone call in December from Thomas, saying hi and asking how far away I am. At the time, I wasn’t really in the public eye in terms of how far away I was training with a team. I didn’t want to say anything if I didn’t know where I was body-wise, health-wise. But then the process started.

“Thomas called, we had a few phone calls, and there was some interest from other clubs. But the mix with Brentford was in my mind even before they called. From the outside it would be one of the easiest clubs to get into as a Danish guy who knows the coach. For the family it’s perfect – we were in north London a long time and know the areas. It was easy for family and football to pick Brentford.

“There are a lot of Danish people here. I wouldn’t call it a Danish family, I would call it a mixed family. I’ve only been here a week, but I can see how happy people are here. It’s a good environment with some good players and good people.

“When I first heard of Brentford when they started getting all the Danish guys. I was at Tottenham at the time, so a few years ago. I knew some of the players here – (Henrik) Dalsgaard and (Andreas) Bjelland – and some of the young kids. So I knew about them from early on.

“The training ground is a humble place, compared to what I’ve seen before. You have what you need. The people are nice. The pitches are decent, and I have some good team-mates.

“I told them on the first day there is no reason to go easy on me. I wouldn’t play football if that was the case. If there are any questions they can ask, but then on the pitch I am just a football player. Nothing has changed.”

Eriksen currently has 109 caps for Denmark, 20 away from Peter Schmeichel’s record. With the former Tottenham man aiming to play at the 2022 World Cup, he has every chance to finish his career as Denmark’s all time highest appearance holder.

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