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“In the ambulance I thought my career was over”

COPENHAGEN, 6 (dpa / EP) The Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has acknowledged that during his transfer by ambulance to the hospi


COPENHAGEN, 6 (dpa / EP)

The Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has acknowledged that during his transfer by ambulance to the hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during the European Championship he thought that he was “no” going to “play more football” and that his sports career was over.

“In the ambulance I thought, ‘I’ll have to hang up my boots. It’s over. I’m not going to play football anymore, ‘”the 29-year-old said in an interview on Danish broadcaster DK.

Eriksen was revived on the field after suffering cardiac arrest. He was not allowed to stay at Inter Milan because Serie A rules do not allow him to play with a pacemaker.

The Dane hopes to continue his playing career and is aiming for the Qatar World Cup. His agent says a return to England may be attractive to the former Tottenham player.

Eriksen said that before the fateful game against Finland in June, everything was going as usual. “I felt really good,” he said, saying that afterwards he felt a cramp in his calf before the collapse.