They weren't normal days, those that we counted from Saturday, from those moments that seemed so long and without sense to us, when all we wanted was for it to be a bad dream. Fortunately, we wake up from even the worst nightmares.
In the respectful silence of these days, we have condensed all our thoughts, our prayers, even our sighs: Those of relief, for the photos and the updates coming from a place we didn’t know until a few days ago, the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen.
On Tuesday morning the best moment came: A photo, a smile, a thumbs up. And a liberating message: "Hello everyone, big thanks for your messages from all around the world. It means a lot to me and my family. I'm fine”.
There you were, Christian Eriksen.
Another step forward was taken on Friday: The operation, the discharge from the hospital, and the visit to his teammates: “It was incredible to see the amount of messages you have dedicated to me. The operation went well and, considering the circumstances, I am fine. It was wonderful to see my teammates again after the great match they played last night, and I will obviously cheer for them on Monday against Russia”.
We have not stopped dedicating our thoughts to Christian, not even for a moment, silently respecting such a delicate and personal moment.
At the same time, however, the expressions of affection were many, they were beautiful and natural.
While the match between Denmark and Finland restarted in Copenhagen on Saturday, Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi both took to the field with Belgium and Morocco, dedicating their goals to Eriksen. "Chris, I love you" Romelu shouted to the cameras in a message that has reverberated everywhere. The tributes came from all corners of the world, all the way from South Korea and the goals of Son Heung-min, Christian's teammate at Tottenham.
The shivers of fear turned into relief over these last few days. And into emotion: The huge number 10 shirt shown before Denmark vs. Belgium, in that same stadium as on Saturday. The game stopped after ten minutes when fans applauded as well as the players on the pitch, including Romelu Lukaku. The banners, the jerseys shown by the fans, and the national teams who all dedicated a thought to our number 24.
These are all moments that make up the strongest and most heartfelt embrace for Christian Eriksen.
Forza Chris, Inter and all the interisti are with you!