Christian Eriksen: "I want to be at the FIFA 2022 World Cup!"

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Christian Eriksen: "I want to be at the FIFA 2022 World Cup!"

Christian Eriksen, after cardiac arrest during Euro 2020, and the termination of his contract with Inter, joined the English club Brentford. Here are his statements during the presentation: "I took the time I needed. That's why I didn't do interviews.

I focused on family. We had few conversations with the manager of the club on the phone. He wanted me to come here. One of the first things I said to my cardiologist was that my goal is to be fit for the World Cup, hopefully. There are still many months left, a long wait.

I will do everything I can. I want first of all to help the club to stay in the Premier League. I'm here to help the team. I feel normal, the only problem is in the airports, with the security systems. I hope that over time we will talk more and more about football and less about the boy he had something in the summer.

I hope they treat me like everyone else. I have been given the green light. People don't have to worry about me as a person or as a player. I don't fight, so it doesn't matter. It will be a gradual process, I don't expect play 90 minutes right away, but I hope it doesn't take long.

If there had been any worries I would not have returned to play. I feel 100% ready to return. He was the first person I saw when I got out of the taxi. It was a little weird. I think he was also surprised you were here. I've always had a good relationship with Conte."

Wayne Rooney: "I Thought I Was Killing Someone Or Dying Me"

Wayne Rooney, former Manchester United striker, talked about alcohol problems, fights and some anecdotes in a documentary released for the BBC. He said: "Ten or 15 years ago you couldn't walk into a locker room and say: I have alcohol problems, I have mental problems.

It just couldn't be. I used to come home with a black eye and I was only 12. Been the girls, or driving drunk, all of the things I did. I could have killed someone or died myself. I was really going through a bad time. I knew I needed help, to save myself and my family.

One day I was going through the road with a bottle of cider. My time coach, Colin Harvey, sees me and lets me pass. The next day he takes me aside and says: you are the greatest talent I have ever seen at your age, don't waste it.

At 16, against Arsenal, I was charged up on the bench, I said to myself: I want to score a goal when I am 16. If I come in and I have only one chance, I shoot on goal. At 18 I felt I was the best player in the world, and at the time I think I really was.

At the 2006 World Cup, I was injured, but no I hadn't told anyone, not even our physiotherapists. When I returned to the locker room after being sent off, I smashed a few things. I felt lonely as ever. As the game went on without me, I thought: if we qualify, I'll skip the semifinal and maybe even the final.

If we go out, it's my fault. In the summer of 2010 we had sold Ronaldo and Tevez: I was the only one left, as a high profile player. I walk into Ferguson's office and ask him what's going on. He tells me to leave. Then I ask to be sold. But I was right, as soon as Sir Alex retired everything collapsed, and they're still picking up the pieces."