Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has posted on Instagram ‘welcome back’ to Christian Eriksen after he scored on his return to Denmark duty.
Whilst Denmark suffered a 4-2 defeat to the Netherlands in Amsterdam during their friendly encounter on Saturday, it was Eriksen who stole the headlines.
Within minutes of entering the field of play to loud cheers from the Dutch crowd, Eriksen, with what seemed like his first touch, scored a brilliant first-time shot into the top corner.
The last time Eriksen was wearing the colours of his country, he suffered a cardiac arrest that brought the whole footballing world to a standstill.
After the 30-year-old survived that encounter, thanks to the medical staff on the day, he would have questioned whether he would enter the field of play again.
Yet, months later, his first piece of action since that horror moment was him wheeling away in celebration after scoring for his country.
It was a touching moment for the player and it was fitting that it happened in the Johan Cruyff Arena where he used to make a name for himself in Ajax colours.
At this moment in time, Eriksen is repping the colours of Brentford in the Premier League, but he is now proving that he can, once again, compete for a team near the top of the table.
Whether that will happen in the summer depends on if a team comes knocking for his services.
Would a certain Mr Antonio Conte, who won the Serie A title with him at Inter, be interested in bringing him back to Spurs? Well, it remains to be seen.
But, to think these types of conversations are now happening, after that eventful afternoon back in June at Euro 2020, is quite remarkable.
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