Christian Eriksen is targeting a sensational return to the Denmark team, and he has stated his desire to play at the World Cup.
The 29-year-old’s career looked to be over at Euro 2020 when he suffered cardiac arrest during Denmark’s group game against Finland at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium.
Eriksen was rushed to the hospital, and he was fitted with an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) device.
The former Tottenham midfielder hasn’t played club football since, and he was released by Inter Milan last month. This has sparked rumours of a return to the Premier League, with Spurs boss Antonio Conte believed to be showing an interest, having previously worked with Eriksen while in charge of Inter.
And while Eriksen’s world was turned upside down last summer, there is still a fire that burns deep inside his body.
When asked what his long-term football plans are, Eriksen said: “My goal is to play in the World Cup in Qatar. I want to play.
“That’s been my mindset all along. It’s a goal, a dream. Whether I’ll be picked is another thing. But it’s my dream to come back.
“I’m sure I can because I don’t feel any different. Physically, I’m back in top shape.
“It’s up to the manager to assess my level. But my heart is not an obstacle.”
Meanwhile, you can get odds of 25/1 with bet365 for Denmark to be crowned World Cup champions.