August 2, 2021

Eriksen almost died and UEFA told us ‘play today or tomorrow’: Braithwaite

Copenhagen, denmark /

Saturday almost happens a tragedy in football with Christian Eriksen, the Denmark footballer who faded in the middle of the game Eurocup, but far from finding a certain “comfort” in the UEFA, the Danish players expose the little tact with which they were treated after what happened in Copenhagen against Finland.

Martin Braithwaite, forward of Barcelona and Denmark, exposed the unpleasant dilemma that the European Union of Association Soccer raised them when they were in the locker room, full of uncertainty by the Eriksen’s health status, who was taken to a hospital conscious.

We were on the verge of losing a friend and teammate on the court before our eyesMany of the teammates couldn’t play, they weren’t ready for that, “said the attacker.

“The UEFA only gave us two possibilities what were they play the next day at noon or resume immediately, There was no more left. Neither of those options was correct after what happened, but we chose what we believed to be the lesser evil under the circumstances, “he added.

Denmark coach: ‘No one was going to sleep’

Asked if it would have been a better option -of between the two- to return the next day to play the second half, the helmsman of the Danish team, Kasper Hjulmand, He asserted that after what he lived with the Inter Milan player, no one could sleep for a game.

The players knew that if they played the next day, no one was going to sleep, then take a bus to the stadium after a bad night, many probably without feeding due to lack of appetite before the facts. The best thing was to finish with that of once “, asserted the technician.

Peter Schmeichel reveals UEFA threats

One of the best footballers in the history of Denmark and champion of the European Championship in 1992, Peter Schmeichel, assured that the UEFA “threatened to give Finland victory 3-0” by abandonment of the Reds, arguing that “the schedules are very tight” and they could not reschedule the commitment.