Eriksen says thank you to well wishers

Fans leave well wishes for Danish player Christian Eriksen on a wall at the fanzone in Copenhagen.
Fans leave well wishes for Danish player Christian Eriksen on a wall at the fanzone in Copenhagen.

Christian Eriksen says he is feeling "fine under the circumstances" and has issued a thank you message for the support he has received after collapsing during Denmark's Euro 2020 game with Finland.

In his first public message since Saturday's incident, Eriksen published a photo on Instagram showing himself smiling and making a thumbs-up gesture in his hospital bed in Copenhagen.

"Big thanks for your sweet and amazing greetings and messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family," Eriksen said.

"I'm fine - under the circumstances. I still have to go through some examinations at the hospital, but I feel okay."

Eriksen collapsed late in the first half of Saturday's game. He suffered cardiac arrest and was resuscitated on the pitch before being taken to hospital where he is making a good recovery.

"Now, I will cheer on the boys on the Denmark team in the next matches. Play for all of Denmark," Eriksen said.

Denmark's next match is on Thursday against world No.1 Belgium in Copenhagen and will be followed by their final group game on Monday against Russia.

They lost the encounter to Finland 0-1 when it was restarted some two hours after the incident.

Australian Associated Press