In one of the most unfortunate sporting events in recent years, Christian Eriksen collapsed during Denmark's Euro 2020 match against Finland and was administered urgent medical attention on the field.
According to a statement from UEFA, Eriksen was transferred to the Copenhagen Hospital for further examination and has been stabilized.
The 29 year-old had the entire world on pause for half an hour while his status was determined, and multiple of his former Tottenham Hotspur teammates used their platforms to send their best wishes to Eriksen and his family.
Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Lucas Moura were some of the Spurs players who took the time to send a message to the Denmark International.
Chris. I’m sending all my love to you and your family. Stay strong mate. 💙💙— Harry Kane (@HKane) June 12, 2021
First win of the tournament but tonight was about more than football. My friend @ChrisEriksen8, my thoughts are with you and your family ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QK7lGXcxSA— Toby Alderweireld (@AlderweireldTob) June 12, 2021
Eriksen 🙏🏻❤️— Sergio Reguilón (@sergio_regui) June 12, 2021
Strong Hermano @ChrisEriksen8 🙏🏾🙏🏾— DAVINSON (@daosanchez26) June 12, 2021
I pray for you and all your family my friend @ChrisEriksen8 ❤️❤️. #godisincontrol pic.twitter.com/IvugUm9l3Y— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) June 12, 2021
All my prayers to @ChrisEriksen8. God is with you my friend. Stay strong! 🙏🏽— Lucas Moura (@LucasMoura7) June 12, 2021
''Thank you God,'' Erik Lamela wrote on Twitter in Spanish after finding out bout the news that Eriksen was stable in the hospital. ''You need to get better. My best wishes to Christian and his wife, Sabrina.''
Former Tottenham member Victor Wanyama also took the time to send a message to Eriksen on social media.
Christian Eriksen my brother,thoughts with you and your loved ones 🙏❤️❤️— Victor Wanyama (@VictorWanyama) June 12, 2021
The game would end up resuming, as Finland defeated Denmark, 1-0. Joel Pohjanpalo didn't celebrate his goal despite it being Finland’s first at a major tournament.
History at N17
Tottenham acquired Eriksen from Ajax in 2013 in a deal believed to be worth £11 million.
He spent seven seasons in North London, recording a total of 69 goals and 90 assists in 305 games across all competitions.
Eriksen also played a huge role under Mauricio Pochettino, helping Tottenham to reach the League Cup Final and the UEFA Champions League Final.
With only six months left in his contract, Eriksen would sign a four-and-a-half-year deal with Serie A club Inter Milan in 2020.