Christian Eriksen is ‘training well’ and will play friendly ahead of Brentford debut as Thomas Frank refuses to set date for ex-Tottenham star’s Premier League return

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has admitted Christian Eriksen is training well but has not set a date for the Danish star’s debut..

The 29-year-old hasn’t played since suffering a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s first group game against Finland at Euro 2020 last June.


Eriksen is on the road to recovery after the gruesome scenes at Euro 2020

Eriksen was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to monitor his heart rate.

But that fixture prevented the Danish playmaker from extending his stay at Inter Milan where he helped the Italian club win their first league title in 11 years under manager Antonio Conte.

He made a surprising return to the Premier League by joining Brentford on deadline day.

Bees head coach Thomas Frank spoke ahead of their clash against Crystal Palace and insisted there was no schedule for his debut at the moment.

He said: “I think he’s doing well, training well and looking like the quality player we know.

Eriksen helped Conte's Inter Milan side win the Italian top flight in 2021


Eriksen helped Conte’s Inter Milan side win the Italian top flight in 2021

“It’s a joy to watch him play football – so natural for him – so it’s fantastic to see, but he won’t be available for the team tomorrow. It would still be too soon after just one week.

“We’ll have a friendly game on Monday where he’ll play minutes and that’s the right way to do it.”

The former Tottenham midfielder is reunited with Frank who managed him in Denmark at youth level.

Eriksen was a class act during his time with Tottenham


Eriksen was a class act during his time with Tottenham

And the Bees manager believes the Denmark international remains in good spirits and will stay at the club for this season’s recall.

Frank said: “I must say he is bubbling. We have him seven months after the incident so he has missed being part of the squad a lot, being part of a club and hopefully we can add new chapters to Brentford’s history.

“He loves being with the boys, being on the grass, playing football.

“He’s one of those where he needs to touch a ball all the time, so when the drill is over, and I start talking and as soon as we start again, he just needs to touch a ball or something like that. that.

“He’s just having fun, he’s bubbly and just wants to play football.”

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