Barcelona star and Denmark international Martin Braithwaite is set to release a four-part documentary series, including an interview about the horrifying moment Christian Eriksen collapsed during Euro 2020.
Braithwaite was on the field as Eriksen fell to the ground during Denmark's group opener against Finland, and admitted he "knew right away" when his teammate "was gone."
Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be given life-saving treatment while his Denmark teammates formed a protective shield around him to cover him from view.
Thankfully, due to a fast and efficient response from the paramedics, Eriksen was revived and the midfielder was stabilised soon after, but the incident affected the football world.
Braithwaite has now opened about the horrors of the incident and his immediate thought process when he rushed to aid his stricken colleague.
The Barcelona forward admitted that it was one of the worst moments of his life, and added : “What was meant to be the biggest sports event in Danish history turned out just to be a nightmare. What happened that night shocked a lot of people.”
As the Danish national team swarmed around Eriksen, Braithwaite was traumatised as he said: “There was one moment I looked at (Eriksen) and he was gone.
"When you look at a body where the person is dead, you have no doubt. You know right away. That is what I saw.”
Braithwaite then said that at that moment, all he could do was pray: “I felt it was the only thing I could do in that moment. Turn to God.
"We had all the doctors working on him and that image is something that I don’t wish for anyone to see.”
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Fortunately Eriksen was stabilised, with Braithwaite adding: “It all finished with a good ending, Christian is good and stable. That’s the only thing that we could wish for.”
Incredibly, Denmark reached the semi-finals of the competition, despite losing their first two group games as the team spirit in the camp was higher than ever.
Braithwaite scored for his side as Denmark thrashed Wales 4-0 in the round of 16, but the fairytale was ended by England, as Harry Kane's goal in extra time knocked out the Danes.
Eriksen has now been fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), and doctors need to assess whether he can perform without this if he is to play in Serie A again.
The 29-year-old midfielder is currently undergoing medical examinations at Inter Milan to see if he can still safely compete at the highest level.
Even if tests go well, he will still be out of action for at least six months, but Eriksen can still meet up with his teammates from early August.
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