Former Manchester United and Danish legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has claimed that Danish players were forced back on the pitch to finish their match between Denmark and Finland on Saturday after their teammate Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the pitch during the game.
Peter Schmeichel who is the father of Leicester City and Denmark’s number 1, Kasper Schmeichel, made this claimed to ITV’s Good Morning Britain that the Danish players were left no choice and had to go back out and play even though they weren’t mentally fit to restart the match.
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When asked if it was the players’ decision for the game to be restarted after Eriksen had been taken to hospital, he said, “Well that’s an interesting debate.
“I actually saw an official quote from UEFA yesterday saying that they were following the advice of the player, the players insisted on playing – I know that not to be the truth.
“Or, it’s how you see the truth. They were left with three options, one was to play immediately and get the last 50 minutes played.
“The next one was to come in yesterday at 12 noon and finish the 50 minutes and the third option was to forfeit the game 3-0.”
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