Adrian Durham paid a touching tribute to Christian Eriksen after the sudden collapse of the Inter Milan midfielder during Denmark and Finland’s clash at Euro 2020.
The former Tottenham Hotspur playmaker fell to the ground in heartbreaking scenes on Saturday night, with medical staff rushing to his aid as players and fans watched in despair.
CPR was administered to the 29-year-old man while defibrillators were also used as medics fought to save Eriksen’s life.
Eriksen’s father confirmed he was awake, breathing and able to speak while undergoing further medical tests at a hospital in Copenhagen.
The Danish players have also been told that Eriksen is responsive as their game against Finland – which ended in a 1-0 loss – resumed after a delay of almost two hours.
Responding to the on-air news, an emotional Durham called Eriksen an “incredible human being” while praying for a full recovery.
He explained: “We got a glimpse of Christian Eriksen’s character in the Spurs documentary, where some players may have fussed over, but he was very calm about it.
“The fact that he’s such an incredible human being made Spurs’ management and hierarchy treat him with a lot of empathy.
“They understood his situation and how he wanted a new challenge [when he left the club last year].
“Because of his impeccable record as a professional, they treated him like a human being in his own right.
“He’s a good character and a good human being who doesn’t deserve this, but I’m reading these Tweets about how he’s stable in the hospital, and I’m so happy.”