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Blind didn’t want to play after Eriksen’s collapse
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Blind didn’t want to play after Eriksen’s collapse

Dutchman Daley Blind couldn't hold back his tears after the final whistle in the Netherland's 3:2 win over Ukraine on Sunday, revealing that he considered not taking part in the game after Christian Eriksen's collapse; ‘When he encouraged his teammates to play, is when I decided to play myself’. It can be recalled that Eriksen collapsed in the first half of the game between Denmark and Finland at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament and was given CPR on the pitch before being transferred to the hospital. Blind was emotional after he was subbed off in the second half of the game at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Sunday night and admitted that he had to overcome a mental hurdle to be able to participate in his country's opening game against Ukraine. “Yesterday had a huge impact on me, never ...