Tottenham Hotspur winger Son Heung-min dedicates winning goal to Christian Eriksen
Denmark took on Finland in their first group game of the tournament. However, play was brought to a halt after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field.
The midfielder received prolonged medical attention on the field and the world eagerly waited for some positive news regarding his situation. Thankfully, according to SportStudio (h/t Fabrizio Romano), Eriksen is stable now and even asked his teammates to restart their match against Finland.
"Chris, Chris, I love you" ❤️
Romelu Lukaku paid tribute to his Inter Milan team-mate as Belgium beat Russia at #Eu2020.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 12, 2021
The footballing world came united to show their support to the Danish playmaker, including his current club teammate, Romelu Lukaku, who sent a message to Eriksen after scoring for Belgium against Russia.
Son shows his class
And Son Heung-min, who played with Eriksen at Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino, also dedicated his winning goal against Lebanon to the Inter Milan star.
Eriksen joined Spurs from Ajax in the summer of 2013 while Son came from Bayer Leverkusen to London in 2015. The two played together for four-and-a-half years before Eriksen’s move to Serie A in January 2020.
Both players are highly influential for their respective national teams and were scheduled to be in action this weekend. Denmark, without Eriksen, lost to Finland on the day.
The South Koreans, meanwhile, beat Lebanon 2-1 in the Asian World Cup qualifiers, courtesy of a 62nd-minute penalty from Son. And after scoring the goal, he displayed Eriksen’s jersey number at Spurs, 23, with his hands.
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And that gesture was not going to go unnoticed by the Spurs faithful, who continue to adore and support the Dane more than a year after his exit from the Premier League.
Here are some of the best reactions to Son’s heartwarming tribute to Son:
Son usually lets his teammates take penalty shots. Guess he wanted to send message to his ex-teammate. Class. #Eriksen speed recovery.
— Knicks Korea (@KnicksKorea) June 13, 2021
What a guy💙
— Taylor – TL 🌟 (@ThfcTL) June 13, 2021
Such a beautiful soul 🥺🥺🥺
tears simply rolling down…
— tammyjournal (@TammyLeonidas) June 13, 2021
Absolutely 💯 legend!
— amit karia💙 (@KariaAmit) June 13, 2021