Denmark international Christian Eriksen takes centre stage in issue 14 of your Match Programme, which is now available to purchase online.

In a revealing interview, Christian takes us through the “six months of waiting and hard work” that ultimately led him to West London and a return to the Premier League.

Christian on his cardiac arrest last summer:

“I was on my back when I woke up. I felt them pressing on me. I struggled to breathe, then I heard faint voices and doctors talking… When I woke up from the CPR, it was like waking up from a dream. I was far away. It wasn’t until I was in the ambulance that I realised I had been dead.”

Linking up with Thomas Frank again:

“He’s got the same hair as before! For me it’s difficult to remember those days - I was very, very young – but I we had some good times and some good wins. We had a good team back then. To have him now as my coach feels like I’ve come full circle. I’m happy that he’s the coach. I spoke to Thomas a few times. I had a good feeling. London is a good place to be, a good place for my family. I’m playing in the Premier League. Brentford was the best mix; from the outside it looked very familiar and a good place to work.”

And his determination to begin a new chapter:

“I’ve been given the green light from the doctors that I’m able and capable of being the footballer, Christian. Of course, I will always have the experience with me, everyone will have the memory of what happened last time I played, but I think now is the time to make new memories and look forward. I’m excited to show that with an ICD – if you do the proper tests and everything is okay – you can play again. I’m happy about it.”

Also included in Saturday’s issue:

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