Fabrice Muamba urges everyone to give Christian Eriksen and family time and space to recover after cardiac arrest

FABRICE MUAMBA says Christian Eriksen needs time and space to recover.

Danish star Eriksen, 29, is stable in hospital having suffered a cardiac arrest against Finland.

The incident had haunting echoes of Muamba’s own fight for life after collapsing while playing for Bolton against Tottenham in 2012.

Muamba, forced to retire, tweeted: “This makes you realise how fragile life is and how quickly you can lose a loved one.

“Like everyone, I am relieved to hear Christian is in a stable condition and that he is doing ok.

“Credit of course must go to the brilliant medical staff who got to him so quickly and did an amazing job to make sure he was ok.

“His team-mates who rallied around him also did a great job and should be really proud.

“The most important thing and number one priority for us all is to give Christian and his family space and time to heal and recover.”

On a personal note I am just happy he has been able to speak to people.

Muamba launched a campaign for proper medical equipment to be available in football grounds to treat players.

And the urgent attention Eriksen received is likely to have been vital in his treatment.

He continued: “On a personal note I am just happy he has been able to speak to people.

“We also need to make sure his wife and children have support because mentally it can be really traumatic for them as well.”

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