Christian Eriksen is back at the boyhood club Odense as the Inter Milan midfielder ramps up his recovery from cardiac arrest over the summer.
Eriksen, 29, suffered a heart attack during the Danish Euro 2020 group’s opening game and spent six days in hospital after the incident.
He was equipped with an Automatic Implantable Defibrillator (ICD), which means he cannot play in Serie A due to medical rules.
The 29-year-old, who played for Odense’s youth squad between 2005 and 2008 and lives in the region, trains alone at the club’s facilities.
A spokesperson for the Danish Superliga club told the PA news agency: “He lives next to the training area, and he played here as a young player, and because of that he was more than welcome to use our land for training.
“Christian doesn’t train with our team, he just uses our pitch.”
Eriksen spent seven seasons in England with Tottenham before joining Inter in 2020, where he helped them win Serie A last season, but he will have to leave the San Siro to continue playing or have his ICD withdrawn.
Last month, reports suggested that Eriksen was considering a return to former club Ajax to continue playing professional football.
Fabrice Muamba, however, advised the Dane to retire from football after suffering a similar cardiac arrest during Bolton’s game at Spurs in 2012.
“You have to look at the big picture,” Muamba told White and Jordan.
“Once you suffer from something like this, it is no longer about you, but the people around you.
“Being involved in a very intense sport like soccer is another difficult situation because you have your ups and downs and it’s not good for the heart.
“Me personally, I would advise him: you played the game at the highest level, you won trophies, shake everyone’s hands and do something else with your life.”
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