The first beginning shows that my life continues, says Christian Eriksen | football news

NORWICH: Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen started his first competitive match since suffering cardiac arrest while helping his team to a 3-1 win at Norwich City on Saturday.
The Dane, who required vital on-field treatment during Euro 2020 after collapsing against Finland in June last year and has a special device fitted to his heart, marked the occasion with his first assist for his new club.

It was an Eriksen corner that was finally converted by Ivan Toney, who then scored two penalties after the break.
Eriksen, who came on as a substitute against Newcastle United in Brentford’s last game, played the full match.

“I wouldn’t say it’s a new chapter, I’d say it’s the continuation of my life,” the former Tottenham Hotspur player, whose contract with Inter Milan was cut, told the BBC.
“Of course I had a little setback, it took me a few months, but after that it was about getting my family back together and being a normal family again.
“To be here now, eight or nine months later, it’s amazing.”
Brentford manager Thomas Frank praised his fellow Dane’s performance and says there is more to come.

“It’s good to see him playing the full 90 minutes,” he said. “It was a great delivery for the first goal and there were some great passes so I’m really happy to see that.
“But you can see there is more to come from him, which is of course a positive.”
The victory eased relegation fears for Brentford, although they are still in danger in 15th place with 27 points and having played more games than all the teams below them.
However, bottom Norwich is in danger of losing contact. They have 17 points with 11 games remaining.
Manager Dean Smith was disappointed with one of the decisions to give Brentford a penalty and felt that his own team, who had a goal disallowed by VAR, should also have been awarded a penalty.

“Really disappointed with the referee’s performances. Football is about moments in matches. I was very happy with that first half, we were the better team,” he said.
“Three times we’re down 3-0 and you can’t understand why… I didn’t feel like we deserved to lose. Unfortunately, I felt like things worked out to go against us today.”

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