If the players said that they didn't want to play, then the match wouldn't have been played. They agreed and they played. Did anyone complain or protest the options?..... if they did, who protested and what was the response?.... Let's get balanced reporting please.
Was it true they were threatened with a forfeit??
Would he say the same if they had won the game? I guess not.
Great to hear he's on the mend I suffered a cardiac arrest some 4 years ago 40 minutes of CPR 6 difbralator shocks and 2 shots of adrenaline plz learn CPR it saves lives
Sour grapes. Wouldn't be yapping if they won though now would he. Eriksen was alive when he left the pitch. They had a choice of playing the match the next day.
Going to say what everyone else is thinking, if Denmark would have won the game Mr Schmichael would be praising the decision by the ref and eufa to play on and the victory would have been dedicated to their stricken hero and friend ( I hope he makes a full recovery and continues his career) and eufa would have been commended for allowing the game to go on in Christian Erikson's honour and Mr Schmichael would be singing the praises of the governing body saying they made the right decision imo.
Uh, because they asked for it?
I feel the same way. At the very least they should have slept on it and restarted play the next day. The players were too traumatized and still in shock for the match to be restarted almost immediately after the incident.
Wasnt just cardiac arrest. He died and was revived!
Now poor Denmark have to win their next 2 games, including one against Belgium, because they had to play an international match after seeing their teammate collapse, nice.
Would you look at that, common sense.
*"They shoot horses, don't they?"*
Didn’t they ask to keep playing?
So when should’ve they played the match? There’s no time
a couple of players get the flu and UEFA says game is off an everyone within 100 metres of the couple of players has to isolate for 14 days. A guy literally almost died on the pitch....UEFA says game resumes in an hour
Would he have said that if they didn't lose?
Let’s say Denmark decided to play the match the next day and then won it. The story would be completely different and the Danish media along with the Danish players would be talking about strength through adversity and how they did it for Eriksen. Unfortunately they lost so everyone back pedals and starts talking about abandoning the match. Yenno hindsight is 20/20…
Gary Neville will blame the super league for this.
I knew it!!! Thanks Scmeichel you owe me my yearly salary 👌😁 I had a feeling you would blame and excuse your poor performance for Eriksen. Not to forget and least mention, you all voted to continue playing for the fans anyhow.
At the end of the day it was Denmark's decision. If they didn't want to play they should have delayed it. Bet Kasper would be singing a different tune had they won. Its in poor taste to use what happened to Christian to jump on the blame UEFA bandwagon.
Finland had to travel to russia for the next game, if Denmark had postponed they would have put finland in a bad situation. Denmark was given a lose-lose decision to make, and UEFA should not have forced them to decide right there and then.
Football is just a buisness:-(
UEFA is disgrace. They did the same thing when Dortmund bus was attacked. Match was scheduled with 1 week. How can you expect a fair match when the players are traumatized?
Big butter fingers
All they care about is money UEFA.. total disgrace of a decision
We push footballers too far. When a govt minister collapses (God forbid) during a cabinet meeting do the govt take a few minutes break replace the minister then resume their business?
Had to be said... I was surprised at seeing the restart.
I agree with kapser!
if they really cared then they should have just not gone out on the field in the first place i'd rather take the loss by forfeit and not play while my teammate and friend is fighting for his life if they would have won they wouldn't be saying all this
**Eriksen collapsed** UEFA : Oh no,anyway let's continue the match!
It's a tournament with set schedule and TV rights. There isn't much room to resume the game whenever. It's either the same day or next day. That's it. Yeah it's fucked up situation but man up and play. There isn't perfect solution for everyone.
@Michael Holmgaard how can you know for a fact what I would do or won't do when you don't know me? Ok the situation was unpleasant but they have to deal with it and play. Life is full of difficult circumstances that have to be overcome. Men are capable of controlling their emotions and professionals still have to play. UEFA cannot give them too much time to process this. Either resume play same day or the next day. They were given a choice to make and the players chose to resume the same day. That's it. People should quit whining about it and blaming UEFA. There is no perfect solution in this unprecedented situation.
They saw a friend die ffs. It's easy for you to say "man up and play" but I know for a fact you wouldn't be able to do that yourself...
Everything must be fair to all parties. Finland play the match in Copenhagen (DEN) on 12/6 then will play second match in St Petersburg (RUS) on 16/6 while Denmark will play all their group matches in their homeland and second match on 17/6. The second option: Continue play at 12:00 the next day already a best offer UEFA can made. What Kasper mentioned totally irresponsible. UEFA already gave 3 option to them and they choose to continue play on that day. Perhaps he should ask his coach and captain about why choose to play instead of blaming UEFA.
UEFA and FIFA are GREEDY
Sorry but they chose to play based on Christian's wishes, if anything they should've said no to that so criticising something else for a choice they made is weird
Couldn’t believe they finished the match
The Danes are just pissed because they lost. When players get carried off for injuries do we take three hours off no we dont.
so looked trough some rules Can games be called off or postponed at Euro 2020? Teams must fulfil their Euro fixtures as long as they have a minimum of 13 players available. If more than half of their 26-man squad are isolating, then there are two possible outcomes. A game may be postponed and rescheduled within 48 hours if it allows a team to reach the 13-man threshold. If a team is so widely affected by Covid-19 at Euro 2020 that there is no immediate prospect of playing then they will forfeit the match and their opponents will be awarded a 3-0 win. so covid cases can get 48 hrs postponed but a player that dies and are brought back to life. the team gets 2 horrible options to choose between by Uefa... either play the game now, or go home and come back tomorrow and play at noon ...where the players cant get any sleep due to state of mind after what they saw... so no wonder they choosed to play then. you could clearly see the result on the field was due to it. . Uefa really need to learn from this. and not go out after and say well the players choosed to play....doo
can we stop this discussion and just be happy for eriksen !!!
No we have to learn from it, and figure out how to make this better
Kasper I'm 100%behind you.
I agree with him but this chap has a history of being a snake and finding ways to blame everything that is a against him on other people or the authorities. A man that got a manager sacked after he won the Premiership. Let's all hope that the authorities have learned something and if this horrible situation recurred then it's a point each , call it a draw and give people time to get over it.
European super league should have happened UEFA should be made to suffer
Excuse me Deepak but you’re obviously not a true football fan as your statement is ridiculous
Remember this is the real side to uefa, appalling to make those traumatised players to play so soon, their colleague n friend fighting for his life on this pitch in front of cameras that didnt go off, sickening uefa, all about the money, no cares clearly given to the players, staff and fans.
If Denmark had won the game nothing would have been said. The teams both made the decision to play the game. Get over it!!!! Best regards and wishes to Christian Erikson
UEFA is just as money hungry as the clubs who wanted to form the ESL
Every team is money hungry that’s just football theses days
Hahahaha, I wonder if Danes would also be crying if they would have won.
@Brent Johnson You just called it poor, you havent Said what is poor about it, still making it a valid example.
@Schmuck Schmuck Heart attacks never happen in football and rarely in real life. Rewatch the match, nobody knew West to expect, if it wasnt for Simon Kjær’s leadership Then Eriksen would be dead. Here’s a Challenge for you by the Way: watch your best frikend collapse out of nowhere and tre to stay Call and continue doing what you were.
@Alfred Hauch Fox Manager would sub you off and you would go the hospital
@Alfred Hauch Fox what a poor example!!
Imagine if your mom was in the hospital after being hit by a car, then play 45 minutes of football. You absolute jerk!
As bad as it was I am sure If Denmark won this wouldn't been a problem
It was a tough call non the less, if this game was rescheduled then Denmark and Finland would have their 2nd and 3rd game super close to each other and UEFA cant push their 3rd game since they all must play at the same time due to qualification purposes. Also keep in mind that Finnish players were also traumatized by this since they saw a man faint in front of them not just Danish players.
But the players agreed, the could have said no!!
That’s the point they weren’t in their right mind it shouldn’t have been up to them.
Hmmm I bet Kasper was one of the most vocal to play the game and then when they lost hes now saying this. If Denmark won 1-0 then this interview wouldn't exist
His best friend was dying, you idiot!
If it wasent for your dad where would you be? You certainly wouldn’t be a goalkeeper
Kasper schmeichal , captain butterhands
Before the second half: We want to resume the game. After the 1-0 loss: The game shouldnt have been resumed.
@Suomi Sport YTI'm sure they were, but that does not change the fact that you're terrible person.
@Rasmus Jensen The finns were also traumatized
The players were deeply traumatized. They would have to either go home, get no sleep, then meet up at Parken at 10:00 to prepare for the game at 12:00 OR finish the game. Those were the options the players had, UEFA didn't give them any other option. You're such a terrible person.
Didn't he agree to play? I'm sure he wouldn't have said anything if they had won
Eriksen reassured the players, they said they were ok with playing, the schedule was super packed, and no matter what, there was no way to undo what happened to Eriksen. If they still didn't feel like playing, there was the option of leaving the tournament, it's not like their doctor prescribed to take part in it.
If they had won even after continuing it would have been a different story. They won't be asking UEFA about this
Does it really matter? Erikson is alive! That's what's important surely? Who cares.. The Danish team made a decision.. They decided to play and they got beaten. They can't blame Uefa.. It was their decision to play they had other choices. The chance of them winning the tournement is almost 0 anyway before it started and even now so stop whining. Move on and don't let it consume your whole tournament!
To be fair if you just witnessed your mate literally dropping dead on the pitch n being revived your head wouldn’t be in the game. Can tell kaspers head weren’t init at times especially for the goal then even the penalty they had just looked like they wanted the game to be over so they could check on Christian
To whoever said ‘well if they won, would we still be having this conversation?’ in a previous comment... You’re damn right. The disregard for the well-being( mentally& physically)of the Danish players, and the lack of sensitivity to the situation remains the same. Take some time away from the field and revisit at a later time. Not ‘in the heat of the moment’ as Kasper said.
@Brent Johnson I mean we aren’t talking about Erikson falling over and scraping his knee here, the dude literally died and had to be revived through cpr like that fucks with you mentally so of course they aren’t gonna play that well. Your acting like the team should just bounce back from this no problem and have no issues for the next two group games but only sociopaths would recover mentally that quickly from something as traumatic as watching your teammate/friend die and get revived in front of you.
Eriksen wanted the team to play.. The team made the decision to play and instead of playing with fire in their bellies to get a win for Erikson (given at that point they knew he was alive and stable awake talking etc) they played poorly and lost the game.. Now rather than just appreciating what's important writing it off and moving forwards they are using it as an excuse for losing and whinging and moaning about it that somehow it wasn't fair. I wanted Denmark to win under the circs.. They didn't.. I hope they win their next two games but if they don't will they continue to use Eriksons collapse as an excuse for a ruined tournament?
I said this... shocking decision
When Jurgen Klopp said that UEFA doesn't care about players people called him a crybaby
Same with when kroos said that players are just puppets to uefa and fifa and everyone told him to shut up because he's rich
Sorry for being ignorant, but werent they given the choice to play the same day or next day? The Danish team chose same day, so why is there outrage? They coudlve chose the next day and we wouldnt get this outrage. Maybe im missing something?
@AGF fans Ah thank you. if they gave them an ultimatum like that I understand its bad. There is really no win in this situation.
UEFA gave them two options : "either you play now, or 14 hours from now", well knowing that they would not be able to do that, in the state of acute psychological shock they were in, where they were to receive crisis support that night and after not being able to sleep at all, which is what happened after the match. So they decided for the first option, because the 2nd option would neither be mentally or physically possible. UEFA has a 48 hour rule in case of Covid-19 giving the opportunity to postpone a match for 48 hours. Even if it's not the same regulation, it show that UEFA did not care and are not telling the truth when they postulate that they would not be able to reschedule any later than the around 14 hours.
yes UEFA should be criticized as many players hardly had any rest after a long season. To find a new norm of playing the matches, rather than compact matches. Simply atrocious , greediness, disgraceful of UEFA of ignoring the physical and mental health of the players totally.
This is totally result driven criticism, of he decided to not play, it wouldn’t go ahead. Have respect to the team team that beat you.
Stop whining. When Marc Vivien Foe died at the confederation cup on the field he was substituted and the game went on with Cameroon winning. If Danmark had won they would be talking about how they fought for Ericksen but they lost now they are complaining.
Would UEFA do if this happened during a Final and the player died?
They would reschedule the final
I'm just grateful that what happened to Abdelhak Nouri didn't happen to Eriksen
Fully agree, how can anyone play knowing they could’ve lost a fellow teammate.
Uefa should of made the decision and delayed the game.
Would he be saying all of this if his team won
I actually think that he would. Watching the footage he's not complaining about the result or demanding a rematch. He's simply stating that the whole situation could have been handled better.
You lost the game.
He's only saying this cos he threw a howler for the goal
same happend with the Dortmund team bus attack, they had to play they game vs Monaco and of course played desastrous.
can someone from media ask Kasper why you and your teammates agreed to play when UEFA and referees asked if you guys wanna play or NOT?? They gave you guys choice and you guys agreed to play.
UEFA gave them two options : "either you play now, or 14 hours from now", well knowing that they would not be able to do that, when they were to receive crisis support that night and after not being able to sleep at all, which is what happened after the match. So they decided for the first option, because the 2nd option would neither be mentally or physically possible.
@Aykhan Karaman the "going back and forth for 90mins" was them waiting to see if he *was still alive*. I don't think it's fair to ask anyone to make any decision when someone so close to you is in that condition, you're expecting a clarity of thought that is just impossible in that scenario. Why I'm so fired up about it is that having to play in front of thousands of people (millions on TV) when you're already that traumatised is only going to add to the physiological damage that these guys have suffered. And that's from both teams, the Finnish guys will have been incredibly shaken by what happened too and it's just as unfair on them
@Eddotron I get what u saying mate and I am not defending UEFA. Simple NO could've been great answer to UEFA and move on. Instead going back and forth for 90 minutes and eventually deciding going back to pitch.
Let's see you making clear decisions when you've just seen your best mate have a heart attack, be medically dead and then resuscitated right in front of you and thousands of onlookers. The point is they shouldn't have been put in that position, as clearly deciding when to play a football match was utterly unimportant when one of the players was fighting for his life. The fact that UEFA would even consider making them choose that shows how little regard they have for player welfare
UEFA have waited a year for this event due to COVID. I dont know how much pressure was put on players to "get back on the pitch" & i was a bit shocked that they did but at the end of the day the players could have said NO.
This is the same UEFA that allowed the 1985 European Cup Final to continue with 39 dead bodies on the touchline. No humanity whatsoever. Soulless bureaucrats.
A danish betting firm gave betters, who waged on Denmark winning the match, their money back, as they didn't want to earn money on the game after what happened. That betting firm has better morals than UEFA, which is sad to say the least.
@Up and Beyond The only alternative was playing at 12 the next day not even a day after the incident. They didn’t have a choice you big dummy.
You know when unknown GK play the best game than GK from best league with FA Cup trophy.
@Up and Beyond They played very bad in the second half. I wonder why...
That firm is making more money on that PR than if they payed it out. Also why are Denmark fuming when they also could play the next day? The only reason they are mad is because of the result. If denmark won no one would mention this.