“Chris, I love you”, Lukaku dedicated his Belgium goal to Christian Eriksen

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku scored in the 10th minute of the Euro 2020 opener game against Russia and dedicated his goal to Inter Milan teammate Christian Eriksen. He ran towards the cameras saying ‘Chris, I love you’.

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Christian Eriksen had collapsed and was down on the pitch during Denmark vs Finland Euro 2020 opening match. He was administered CPR on the ground by the doctors before being transferred to the hospital. The match was suspended until the player was awake and out of danger. The players had tears in their eyes, they formed a human shield around Eriksen while he was taken to the hospital.

“I cried alot because I was scared. I had alot of tears before the game. It was difficult to focus. Other players were affected as well. I am going to contact him. I read he is out of danger. I hope he will be in good health soon. I am happy with the victory but my thoughts are with Christian”, said Lukaku to Sporza after the match was over 3-0.

Romelu Lukaku has been named as UEFA Star of the match in Belgium’s 3-0 victory against Russia. The player admitted that it was hard for him to play the match after he heard about his club teammate’s health conditions.

Denmark lost to Finland 1-0 after the match was resumed but Joel Pohjanpalo didn’t celebrate his goal despite it being Finland’s first game at major tournament.

Eriksen got major support from whole football community, from players to clubs to fans and everyone.

“Football is a beautiful game and Christian plays it beautifully,” said UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin. Christian Eriksen has been awarded as Star of the match of the night. 

“Happy for the victory and for being able to dedicate the goal to my friend! Stay Strong Christian Eriksen”, tweeted Achraf Hakimi

The player is awake and in stable condition. He is out of danger.

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