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Christian Eriksen has been continuing his work on the training pitch and showed he’s still got it by whipping in a quality free-kick into the top corner.
The former Inter Milan and Tottenham star has been honing his set-piece skills at Swiss club Chiasso after being released by the Serie A side following his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
The playmaker uploaded a video onto his Instagram page on Tuesday of himself leaving the goalkeeper with no chance with a pinpoint free-kick from outside the 18-yard box. Eriksen is a free agent after Inter terminated his contract last month with the midfielder unable to play with a defibrillator fitted.
The 29-year-old hopes to resume his career after suffering a cardiac arrest playing for Denmark against Finland at Euro 2020 in the summer.
He recently revealed he aims to play for Denmark at this year’s World Cup less than seven months after he collapsed on the pitch.
Eriksen received life-saving treatment on the pitch at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium last summer before being taken to a nearby hospital, where he was fitted with an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator).
The ICD is connected to the heart by wires and sends an electrical pulse in order to correct irregular rhythms.
Rules in Italy state that people with a defibrillator like Eriksen has are not allowed to play contact sport. But the 29-year-old could theoretically continue his career in another country, with different rules.
His representative Martin Schoots told Sportsmail: ‘It is going really well for Christian. He had all the medical checks just before Christmas and the results were so good that we expect him to be involved in a group training with a team some time later in January.
‘But I would prefer Christian to talk about this himself and he will do so very soon.’
Eriksen hopes to resume training with a European club in January. He has had interest from the Premier League, as well as from clubs in Denmark and Holland.
Speaking for the first time since the events of last summer, Eriksen made clear he expects to return to top-level football.
Asked about his football plans, Eriksen said in an interview with Danish outlet DR: ‘My goal is to play in the World Cup in Qatar. I want to play.
‘That’s been my mindset all along. It’s a goal, a dream. Whether I’ll be picked is another thing. But it’s my dream to come back.
‘I’m sure I can come back because I don’t feel any different. Physically, I’m back in top shape. That’s been my goal and it’s still some time away, so until then I’m just going to play football and prove that I’m back at the same level.’