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Christian Eriksen makes Brentford debut eight months after he suffered cardiac arrest at Euro 2020

After suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020, the Danish midfielder, 29, has made a remarkable return to Premier League football.

The former Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan player came off the bench for Brentford in the 52nd minute against Newcastle during their Premier League match.

Unfortunately it wasn’t the best result since they lost 2-0 at the Brentford Community Stadium.

It comes after Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020. Brentford’s medical team gave him green light as he passed all the required medical tests after he got fitted an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)

Christian Eriksen signed for Brentford in January this year after leaving Inter by mutual consent.

Thomas Frank, Brentford’s manager has said: “Christian is in a good place. Now it is just that game rhythm which he needs to get into his body and to get that consistency in everything.

“We will need a few games to get him going under max, but I would not put him in there if I didn’t think he could provide something now.

“We have taken an unbelievable opportunity to bring a world-class player to Brentford.”

Talking to Danish media earlier this month, Eriksen said:

“My goal is to play in the World Cup in Qatar. I want to play. That’s been my mindset all along. It’s a goal, a dream.

“Physically, I’m back in top shape. I want to prove I’ve moved on and that I can play on the national team again.”

The World Cup is due to start in November, with temperatures expected to reach 30C throughout the tournament in Qatar.

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