Christian Eriksen WILL make his hugely anticipated debut for Brentford against Newcastle on Saturday, confirms Thomas Frank… adding it will be an ‘amazing’ occasion for the Dane after his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020
- Christian Eriksen will make his debut for Brentford against Newcastle tomorrow
- Brentford boss Thomas Frank confirmed Eriksen, 30, ‘will get on the pitch’
- It caps a fairytale return for Eriksen, who suffered a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020
- He left Inter Milan in December before signing a six-month deal with Brentford
Thomas Frank has confirmed Christian Eriksen will make his eagerly-awaited Brentford debut against Newcastle on Saturday.
It caps a remarkable return for the midfielder, who eight months ago suffered a cardiac arrest, collapsing on the pitch during Denmark’s defeat by Finland at Euro 2020.
Brentford boss Frank said Eriksen will be in Saturday’s squad and that the 30-year-old ‘will get on the pitch’ at the Brentford Community Stadium.
Christian Eriksen (left) will make his Brentford debut on Saturday, said Thomas Frank (right)
‘It will be amazing. It’s a big day for all of us – but especially Chris and his family,’ Frank said.
Following his collapse, Eriksen was fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), which prevented him from playing in Serie A.
He left Inter Milan back in December before signing a six-month deal with Brentford during the January transfer window.
Eriksen, who has already appeared for Brentford’s B Team, said recently that he sees no reason why he can’t rediscover his best form.
Eriksen (left) pictured playing for Brentford’s B Team in a friendly against Rangers in Glasgow
He returns on Saturday with Brentford battling to secure Premier League safety.
Frank’s side sit 14th – four points above the relegation zone – following a run of six defeats and one draw in their past seven league matches.
Saturday’s visit of 17th-placed Newcastle could prove pivotal in both sides’ seasons.
‘I expect a close, tight game. It will be the smallest of margins that could decide (it). They’re in a good place,’ Frank said.
‘I’m not stupid. I know that teams are winning, but I only look forward and look up the league.’