Mourinho reveals he cried after watching Eriksen collapse

Former Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has revealed he cried and prayed after watching Christian Eriksen collapse on the pitch during Euro 2020 match between Denmark and Finland. The former Tottenham midfielder was administered CPR by the medics, as players and fans around the world were shocked by the incident.

UEFA suspended the game after the incident, and decided to restart after receiving the news about Eriksen being stable at hospital. Mourinho, who worked with Eriksen at Tottenham revealed he was shocked to see the midfielder collapse. Speaking to talkSport, he said “Today I cannot stop thinking about what happened yesterday. I think it’s a day to celebrate, not to be sad.”

Hopefully football went in a direction where the organisation, the protocols the level of the doctors and the specialists, and I also believe God was looking at football in that moment.”

Everything together made Christian to be with us, to be with his family, to be alive. It was much more important than football but at the same time I believe that it also showed the good values of football.”

The love, the solidarity, family spirit. It was not just about his family it was about the football family. Football bringing people together.”

I prayed yesterday, I cried yesterday, but how many millions did it around the world? I believe many because football can bring people together.”

The Portuguese said that he had contacted Tottenham midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for an update on Eriksen. He added “Yesterday, for the wrong reasons football brought people together, at the end we can celebrate Christian is alive.”

Of course, I didn’t speak with him but I spoke with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg this morning and Pierre is very positive about Christian. The news is good, so I think it’s a moment to celebrate.”

Source: The Sun

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