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Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand was reduced to tears when discussing Christian Eriksen's distressing incident yesterday evening.
Finland secured a 1-0 victory in the end, but the scoreline was the last thing the Danish players and coaching staff were upset about.
Eriksen collapsed in the first-half of the game, requiring urgent medical attention before being taken to hospital.
The game was postponed at this stage but later resumed, after a brave call from both sets of players.
It was a difficult day for all concerned, which put the outcome of this Euro 2020 match into perspective.
Denmark boss Hjulmand sent his best wishes to the Inter Milan midfielder after the match as he praised the efforts of the team for their collective response to addressing the situation.
"It was a really tough evening, on which we've all been reminded what the most important things in life are. It's meaningful relationships. It's those people who are close to us. It's family and friends," he said.
"Everything, everything, everything – all thoughts are with Christian and his family."
"First of all, if it gets emotional, it's been a tough night. We are all reminded of what the most important thing in life is – to have valuable relationships, people we're close to, our family and our friends.
"We have a group of players that I cannot praise enough. I couldn't be prouder of those people who took such good care of each other. He is one of my very dear friends, the way the players talked in the dressing room to decide to not do anything before we knew Christian was conscious and OK."
Explaining Denmark's decision to finish the match in the difficult circumstances, Hjulmand added:
"We had two options to play the game [today] or tomorrow at 12pm and everyone agreed to play today. You can't play a game with such feelings. We tried to win. It was incredible they managed to go out and try to play the second half.
“Honestly, there were players out there that were completely done. Emotionally done and emotionally exhausted.”
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