Denmark’s team doctor has opened up on the seriousness of Christian Eriksen’s collapse on Saturday night.

The Inter Milan midfielder and former Tottenham Hotspur star was in action for his country in their European Championships group stage match against Finland.

The scores were tied at 0-0 at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen when the 29-year-old fell to the ground with no-one around him on the far side of the pitch when controlling a throw-in.

Denmark players and fans were in tears as medical staff rushed onto the pitch and performed CPR on Eriksen, with his distraught team-mates forming a shield around him as the procedures were taking place.

The match was temporarily suspended before resuming after the Danish FA confirmed that Eriksen was in hospital and in a stable condition.

The Danish FA released a statement on Sunday morning saying that Eriksen continued to be in a stable condition in hospital.

Now, Denmark’s team doctor Morten Boesen has talked about Eriksen “was gone” before receiving CRP on the pitch.

“We don’t have an explanation for what happened,” Boesen said at a press conference on Sunday.

“I didn’t see it live, I saw it on the screen after it happened.

“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.”