Christian Eriksen marks Denmark return with fairytale goal

  • Kobe Tong

Christian Eriksen has just proved that fairy tales really can come true.

Almost 300 days since that traumatic afternoon in Copenhagen, Eriksen has continued his inspiring comeback in the beautiful game by scoring two minutes into his Denmark return.

It’s been a long and difficult journey for Eriksen to return to the sport that he loves on the back of collapsing with a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s 1-0 defeat to Finland.

Eriksen makes Denmark return

However, now that Eriksen has returned to club football with Brentford having been forced to leave Inter Milan due to Italian footballing laws, his dream comeback has reached new heights.

That’s because the former Tottenham Hotspur star was called up to the Danish senior team for the current international break to pull on the jersey of his nation for the first time since that harrowing day in 2021.

As such, the moment that Eriksen stepped onto the pitch in a Denmark shirt during the clash with the Netherlands on Saturday night was an emotional one no matter what happened in the game.

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Soccer Football – International Friendly – Netherlands v Denmark – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands – March 26, 2022 Denmark’s Christian Eriksen comes in as a substitute after his incident at the Euro 2020 REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

Eriksen scores fairytale goal

But what if we were to tell you that Eriksen took less than two minutes to mark the occasion by scoring a goal? You probably wouldn’t believe us, but you’d certainly want it be true.

Well, fear not, ladies and gentlemen, because sometimes life isn’t all bad and sometimes real life can rhyme just like a great poem or movie with Eriksen remarkably scoring with one of his first touches.

And it wasn’t a bad finish either with the ball nestling into the top corner for a goal that – let’s face it – had every single football fan smiling to themselves at the sheer beauty of it, so be sure to check out:

Written. In. The. Stars.

A remarkable story

What Eriksen and the Danish national team as a whole went through last summer transcended sport in its harrowing and traumatic nature.

The scenes of Eriksen laid out on the pitch at the Parken Stadium will be engrained in everybody’s minds for as long as they live.

However, it was in that distressing moment that the footballing world came together in support for a player who has since gone on to fight back in their quest to do what they love on a daily basis once more.

Soccer Football – International Friendly – Netherlands v Denmark – Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands – March 26, 2022 Denmark’s Christian Eriksen comes in as a substitute after his incident at the Euro 2020 REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

Therefore, it truly is nothing short of soul stirring to see a man who was fighting for his life just months ago coming full circle by playing for Denmark and weaving his footballing magic once again.

Some things are just meant to be.

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