This past weekend saw Christian Eriksen return to the football pitch to play a professional match for the first time since his long layoff from football. The Danish midfielder was introduced onto the pitch by Brentford for the first time since sealing a move to sign for the English Premier League club in the summer. Following the scary incident that happened at the UEFA Euros competition during the Finland and Denmark game that saw Eriksen collapse on the field and almost lost his life, a lot of people believed that the midfielder would no longer be seen playing football.
His contract was terminated by Inter Milan as the Italian Serie A rules forbade him to continue playing with his heart condition. However, his return to playing football was applauded by a lot of people, including Aston Midfielder veteran and his friend, Ashley Young. Young took to social media to send his former teammate and friend, Christian Eriksen, a message following his return to football this weekend.
Eriksen made his debut for Brentford this weekend as a substitute in the 2-0 loss to Newcastle United, his first appearance since the distressing scenes in Euro 2020 involving the player collapsing on the pitch.
In his tweet, Young said that he was congratulating his bro back onto the pitch, labeling the former Tottenham midfielder as an unbelievable guy, person, and his friend. He also said it was good to see him back. The link between the two comes from last season, where they were both part of the Inter Milan side that won the Serie A title under now Tottenham Hotspur boss, Antonio Conte. The message came after Young reacted to his side’s 2-0 victory against Brighton, where he featured as a substitute and played 11 minutes.