Denmark’s Eriksen dreams of Champions League title

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Christian Eriksen says victory over Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League final would fulfil a sporting dream.

Denmark’s Eriksen dreams of Champions League title
Christian Eriksen (L) in action for Tottenham in the Champions League semi-final against former club Ajax. Photo: Koen Van Weel / AFP / Ritzau Scanpix

Eriksen, a talisman with the Danish national team, spoke to the BBC prior to this weekend’s showpiece final in Madrid.

The match between Spurs and Liverpool will be the first all-English final in the competition since 2008.

“When I came to Spurs about six years ago, it’s been a one-way curve really, it’s all gone up,” Eriksen said.

“Being in the Champions League final is a statement about what the club has achieved, and what the team has achieved in the last few years,” he added.

The creative midfielder said he had dreamed about lifting the trophy, which is the most prestigious in European club football.

“We hope and we dream that we’re going to stand with the trophy at the end.

“That’s what we dream about, that’s what we see in our heads, but we still need to do it,” he said.

Opponents Liverpool, who finished runners-up in this season’s English Premier League – two places ahead of Tottenham – are the bookmaker’s favourites for the final.

Eriksen is yet to lift a trophy with the north London side, having joined from Ajax in 2013.

READ ALSO: Eriksen's Denmark not a one-man show, says coach Hareide

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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.


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.”