Despite knocking repeatedly on the door in the second half that saw Tunisia rushing back to their own defence, Denmark hit back in sizeable proportions, thanks to their returning captain, the Manchester United midfielder, Christian Eriksen.
Even albeit the Danes failing to hit the right chord, Christian Eriksen was everywhere in the contest, creating opportunities, and the kind of domination that was stitched together by the skipper for Denmark probably had a lot of unstated emotions written on them in the boldest of letters.
Eriksen slumped down to a cardiac arrest in their Euro 2020 opener, leaving the world in shock and grief. There were a lot of questions about whether he will ever be able to return to the field or not. However, the Danish captain didn’t just return but also delivered in absolutely bedazzling fashion to send the crowd going crazy in ecstasy.
There were a lot of chances created from the corners and Christian Eriksen pulled the strings handsomely, curling in the efforts, most of them goalbound that was either denied by the custodian or lady luck simply didn’t smile on them.
Eriksen pressed hard from both the wings, kept on dashing hard enough through the central channel as well but lack of support from his fellow teammates didn’t really allow him to get the numbers in his favour.
Here is what Twitter had to say about Christian Eriksen
There was also a possible penalty build up towards the dying embers of the contest where the ball bobbled off a defender’s hand from a Eriksen cross. However, the referee turned down the opportunity post consulting with VAR as the game eventually rolled down to a draw. Twitter was absolutely amazed to welcome back Christian Eriksen to one of the grandest stages of all time where football comes alive.
12 June 2021: Suffers cardiac arrest in EURO game
17 Dec. 2021: Inter terminates his contract
31 Jan. 2022: Signs for Brentford, plays for first time in 7 months
15 July 2022: Signs with MUFC
22 Nov. 2022: Starts in the World Cup
Remarkable comeback from Christian Eriksen! 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/bFFjLwoIMm
— Sportstar (@sportstarweb) November 22, 2022Advertisement
No player has created more chances at the World Cup than Christian Eriksen so far 🎯
You love to see it 🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/ytDRaeW7dKAdvertisement
— United Xtra 🔰 (@ManUnitedXtra_) November 22, 2022
18 months ago, Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest at the European Championships and was lucky to still be alive, yet alone play football again.Advertisement
— Fanzine Football (@Fanzine_com) November 22, 2022
528 days after cardiac arrest on the football field, Christian Eriksen is playing at the @FIFAWorldCup.
— Arjun Kanwal (@ArjunKanwalMD) November 22, 2022Advertisement
Incredible to watch Christian Eriksen return to a major international football tournament just 17 months after suffering cardiac arrest on field at the Euros. A human inspiration to watch him return. The cerebral playmaker will make 🇩🇰 so many people's second favorite team.
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) November 22, 2022Advertisement
17 months after suffering a cardiac arrest and collapsing on the pitch, Christian Eriksen is back on the pitch with Denmark at the World Cup 💪🇩🇰. Truly an amazing & inspirational story ❤️ #Erkisen #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/W2aScO1J3e
— Tee 🔴 (@Tee025s) November 22, 2022Advertisement
Last year Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the pitch.
For a few minutes, he was technically dead.Advertisement
Today, he plays in Denmark's World.
— Mike Nicholson (@YouthCoachMike) November 22, 2022Advertisement
Wonderful to see Christian Eriksen back on the big stage today. He is truly inspirational ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/SVMuACHDtW
— Val (@mufclhms) November 22, 2022Advertisement
Christian Eriksen’s first half by numbers vs. Tunisia:
93% pass accuracy
27 passes completed
4 crosses completed
3 key passes
2/2 long balls completedAdvertisement
Those set-piece deliveries. 😍 pic.twitter.com/QcavndkueI
— Statman Dave (@StatmanDave) November 22, 2022