France learned of “awful” Eriksen news while sorting set-pieces in training
France star Kylian Mbappe has sent his best wishes to Christian Eriksen after the Danish midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during his side's Euro 2020 opener against Finland on Saturday.
There were harrowing scenes as Eriksen collapsed during the game and was given CPR, before being transported to hospital for further treatment.
The midfielder is now in a stable condition and he was able to speak to his team-mates before the game restarted.
Speaking ahead of France's opening game at the tournament, Mbappe revealed that the French squad was in training when they heard about what had happened to Eriksen.
He said: "We were in a training session. We were near the end of the session when the coach announced it to those who were taking free kicks and penalties. Hearing about it was awful.
"We are players and we know the stress that there is on the pitch. Frankly, the match then becomes unimportant. The players were very courageous to come back onto the pitch.
"The first thing I think of is that I hope he's well and that his family and his dear ones are well because it's such a difficult ordeal."
Denmark held a press conference on Sunday, where team doctor Morten Boesen provided an update on Eriksen's condition.
"We don't have an explanation what happened," Boesen said. "I didn't see it live, I saw it on the screen afterwards, immediately after it happened.
"You have seen the same as me, but there is no explanation so far. It was a cardiac arrest. He was gone and we did cardiac resuscitation.
"How close were we? I don't know. We got him back after one defib. That's quite fast. The details, I'm not a cardiologist, so I will leave to the experts."
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