MADRID, 25 One. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has started training with Jong Ajax, the subsidiary of Ajax Amsterdam, with the aim of staying in shape until he finds a new team after his forced departure from Inter Milan, the Dutch entity reported on Tuesday.
“I am very happy to be here,” said Eriksen, who played for the Dutch side from 2010 to 2013 before joining Tottenham. “At Ajax I know the people, it’s like coming home because I’ve been here for a long time. All the facilities are available and with Jong Ajax I can train at a high level as a group. It’s the perfect base for me at the moment. I want to come back to be at my best level so that when I find a new club I can adapt as quickly as possible”, he stressed.
On December 17, Inter Milan and the Dane reached an agreement to terminate their contract in a “consensual” manner, since transalpine laws do not allow any athlete to compete professionally with an ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator), that had to be implanted after collapsing in a Denmark-Finland of the last European Championship.
During that meeting on June 12, 2021, Eriksen went into cardiorespiratory arrest during the first part and was treated by the medical services, who managed to revive him after an eternal 15 minutes.
Jong Ajax’s coach, former Atlético de Madrid player John Heitinga, was delighted to be able to count on Eriksen. “If a former player knocks on the club’s door in this situation, we have no doubts, he is welcome. It’s great that he can train with us. Christian is an example for many of our boys, a source of inspiration for the youth to rise.” recognized.