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Gladbach sign Danish defender from Chelsea

Borussia Mönchengladbach have boosted their options at centre-back by signing Danish defender Andreas Christensen on loan from Chelsea, both clubs confirmed Friday.

Gladbach sign Danish defender from Chelsea
Andreas Christensen. Photo: Henning Bagger/Scanpix
19-year-old Andreas Christensen, who made his Chelsea and Denmark senior debuts last season, has signed a two-year deal for Gladbach, who will make their first appearance in the Champions League this season having last played in the European Cup in 1978.
 
“Andreas is a promising talent and can play in a number of positions,” said Gladbach's director of sport Max Eberl after Christensen made three senior appearances for Chelsea last season and was a regular in their Under-21 team.
 
Christensen could feature on Sunday when Borussia, who finished third in Germany's top flight last season, host a four-team tournament for fellow Bundesliga sides Bayern Munich, Hamburg and Augsburg.
 
The teenage Dane is Gladbach's seventh new signing, including midfielder Lars Stindl (Hanover 96), striker Josip Drmic (Bayer Leverkusen) and England Under-18 defender Mandela Egbo, who has signed a four year deal after joining from Crystal Palace.

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‘I’m fine — under the circumstances’: Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital

Christian Eriksen, the Danish football player who collapsed on the pitch in his country's opening Euro 2020 game, said that he was doing "fine" in an Instagram post from hospital on Tuesday.

'I’m fine — under the circumstances': Collapsed Danish striker tweets from hospital
Danish striker Christian Eriksen tweeted a picture of himself in hospital. Photo: DBU

“I’m fine — under the circumstances, I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay,” he wrote in a post accompanying a photo of him smiling and giving a thumbs-up while lying in bed.

In a scene that shocked the sporting world and beyond, the 29-year-old Inter Milan midfielder suddenly collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute of Denmark’s Group B game on Saturday against Finland in Copenhagen.

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Medical personnel administered CPR as he lay motionless on the field for about 15 minutes before being carried off the pitch and rushed to hospital. He was later confirmed to have suffered cardiac arrest.

“Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family,” he wrote in Tuesday’s post. “Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark.”

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