Christian Eriksen revealed that he is aiming to play for Denmark at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and says that “my heart is not an obstacle”.
Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest in Denmark’s opening round of Euro 2020 round against Finland in Copenhagen, and was subsequently fitted with a heart-starting device (ICD).
Inter Milan agreed to terminate his contract last month, with Eriksen unable to play in Serie A with a heart device due to Italian health regulations.
The former Tottenham midfielder hasn’t played since the incident but is confident he can return to the big stage later this year.
“My goal is to play the World Cup in Qatar,” Eriksen told Danish channel DR1. “I want to play. This has always been my mentality.
“It is a goal, a dream, if I am chosen it is another thing. But my dream is to return.
“I’m sure I can come back because I don’t feel different. Physically I’m back in top form.
“That was my goal, and it’s still a long way off, so until then I’ll play football and show that I’m back to the same level.
“My dream is to go back to the national team and play at Parken again, and to prove that it was only once and that it will never happen again. I want to show that I can go on and play for the national team again.
“Once again it’s up to the coach to evaluate my level. But my heart is not an obstacle.”
Where will he go after Eriksen?
This was stated by Eriksen’s long-term representative Martin Schoots Sky Sports News clubs inquired about his client last month.
“Christian is doing really well,” he said. “We hope he can return to professional football. There is no reason not to be optimistic.
“He is working very hard and I am glad that he has been able to do it over the past few months in silence.
“It’s too early to say where Christian’s future is. Due to special regulations in Italy, which have already existed for decades, the only thing we know for sure is that he won’t be in Italy. And he won’t be in another continent either. , for family reasons.
“Some clubs have already contacted us a few weeks ago. We need to see what the future holds. But it looks bright and that’s the most important thing.”