CHRISTIAN Eriksen has admitted that he is "happy" despite the defeat to Newcastle after he made his first appearance since his cardiac arrest during Euro 202O.

There was a remarkable symmetry in the fact Eriksen came on as a substitute for Mathias Jensen, the Denmark teammate who replaced him when he left the field stricken on that harrowing day in June last year.

Eriksen told Sky Sports: “If you take away the result, I’m one happy man. To go through what I’ve been through, being back is a wonderful feeling.

“Now I want to get the feeling and touch back, that football feeling, and then to help Brentford stay in the Premier League.”

Supporters all around the ground stood and applauded, as did the players from both teams, when Eriksen jogged on.

Eriksen though could not inspire a miraculous comeback for the Bees who had gone two goals behind after Josh Dasilva's tenth-minute red card.

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