Son Heung-min paid tribute to his former Tottenham team-mate Christian Erisken
after he scored South Korea’s winner against Lebanon.
The forward’s penalty put his country 2-1 upon 66 minutes in the World Cup qualifier
and he ran to the cameras holding up Eriksen’s trademark No 23.
Need to see these two on the pitch together again 😭#COYS pic.twitter.com/8jXqiueuxg
— Jason (Hanshin) Lee (@Jasons_JaysHub) June 13, 2021
Erisken, 29, received CPR on the pitch on Saturday having collapsed during Denmark’s
Euro 2020 opener against Finland in Copenhagen.
His teammates looked distraught after seeing the Inter Milan playmaker’s fall.
And Danish manager Kasper Hjulmand said some of his players were ’emotionally
finished’ after the distressing incident.
Medical staff raced onto the pitch to give emergency treatment to the Inter Milan ace
as his teammates formed a protective shield around him.
Eriksen was seen conscious and sitting upon a stretcher while receiving oxygen as he
was taken from the pitch just after 6 pm.
Fortunately, the Danish FA confirmed Eriksen is in a stable condition on Sunday morning
but he will have further tests.
Son and Eriksen played together at Spurs for five years between 2015 and 2020.
Hassan Ali Saad put the Lebanese 1-0 up after 12 minutes at the Goyang Stadium in
Maher Sabra put through his own net on 51 minutes to level the Group H clash before
Son’s winner. On Saturday, Denmark’s captain Simon Kjaer was hailed as a ‘hero’ after
placing Eriksen in the recovery position while unconscious and giving CPR to his friend
before medics arrived.
It was reported Eriksen had a Facetime call with his teammates and asked them to
play the remainder of the match as ‘he feels better now.
Denmark players returned to the pitch at 7.30 pm to restart their match which they