Lukaku: ‘I want to visit Eriksen’

by | Jun 16, 2021 17:26

Romelu Lukaku confirms he has asked to visit Inter teammate Christian Eriksen at the Copenhagen hospital. ‘We’ll also stop play at the 10th minute as a salute.’

Eriksen collapsed during the game between Denmark and Finland on Saturday, needing to be resuscitated by the medical staff with defibrillator also used.

He is still undergoing tests in the Rigshospitalet, which is close to the stadium where Denmark will play Belgium tomorrow.

“I want to go and see Christian in hospital. I spoke to the coach about it and obviously he agreed,” said Lukaku during today’s press conference.

“We’ll also stop play at the 10th minute as a salute for him. I will send Christian a message tomorrow after the game, but right now I need to give him some time with his family.”

Eriksen sent a message on the Inter group chat the day after the incident.

Denmark and Milan defender Simon Kjaer has been called a hero for his swift actions that may well have helped to save Eriksen’s life, putting him in the recovery position and ensuring he did not swallow his tongue.

“It is very important what Simon did to save his life. It’d be only right that all players be given lessons on what to do in these situations,” noted Lukaku.

The Belgian has gone from strength to strength in Serie A and was asked how he has changed by playing in the Italian league.

“I have improved in every way in Italy. I have a better vision of the game and try to be more consistent, from start to finish.”

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