To the crowd’s applause on the ground and thousands of fans worldwide, Christian Eriksen made his comeback to club football on Saturday.
The Danish player had suffered a horrible heart attack while playing for his team in the Euro 2020 last June. Courtesy to the presence of mind shown by the players, referee and medics on the field, he was revived on time and taken to hospital.
Following this, there were several speculations about whether he would make a comeback to competitive football.
The answer came almost six months later, in January. Eriksen listed himself as a free agent for the winter transfer window.
However, it was on the deadline day that Brentford picked him up, and his fate was sealed. Eriksen was due to make a return to the Premier League.
Christian Eriksen completes his return to football
After spending over six months on the sidelines and one month on the bench, Eriksen finally made a comeback to the field.
The expert cardiologists had earlier insisted that the small defibrillator planted on Eriksen’s chest was robust enough to allow him to play.
The Danish midfielder put that to test on Saturday. When he made his way onto the field at the 52nd minute of the game. Replacing Mathias Jensen in a tie against Newcastle United.
Bretford lost the game game 2-0 to New castle.
Eriksen will be relieved to have made his comeback to competitive football. He couldn’t do much with the ball on his feet. But it was an incredible sight to see him back on the field.
Now maybe since he has gotten that off his chest, he will be looking to make slow but determined strides to reach his old form. His team can use some of the old Eriksen form as Brentford moves closer to the relegation zone.
It was a miracle in itself that they could make it to the top flight of English football for the first time since 1947. Brentford is determine to extend their stay in the competition.
As things stand, Brentford is 15th on the Points table with 24 points against their name from 27 games.