Rediff.com  » Sports » Lukaku sends support to club teammate Eriksen after scoring

Lukaku sends support to club teammate Eriksen after scoring

June 13, 2021 07:05 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Romelu Lukaku celebrates after putting Belgium ahead in the Euro match against Russia on Saturday

IMAGE: Romelu Lukaku celebrates after putting Belgium ahead in the Euro 2020 match against Russia on Saturday. Photograph: Dmitry Lovetsky/Getty Images

Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku paid tribute to his club teammate Christian Eriksen who collapsed on the pitch on Saturday, calling out "Chris, Chris I love you" to a television camera after scoring in the European Championship against Russia.

 

Lukaku used his goal after 10 minutes in St Petersburg to send a message of support to Eriksen, who dropped to the ground during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 game against Finland in Copenhagen and was given CPR on the pitch earlier in the day.

Eriksen was conscious in hospital after the health scare, but the match in Copenhagen was halted for more than an hour before resuming.

Lukaku and Eriksen together helped Inter Milan in their Serie A winning season, both playing major parts in the club winning the title after 10 years.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Christian Eriksen and his family," Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo said on Instagram. "The world of football stands together hoping for good news. I'm counting on finding you soon back on the pitch, Chris! Stay strong!"

The teams were later able to resume the match, which Finland won 1-0.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Source: REUTERS
© Copyright 2021 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.
SHARE THIS STORYCOMMENT

Tokyo Olympics

. Tokyo Olympics
. India's tour of England