BEES boss Thomas Frank is convinced Christian Eriksen will help steer the team clear of relegation after the midfielder completed his emotional return to football.

The former Tottenham and Inter Milan star received a huge ovation as he came off the bench in the 52nd minute, 259 days after suffering a cardiac arrest on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland.

The 30-year-old was unable to prevent Brentford being dragged further into Premier League relegation trouble following a 2-0 defeat by Newcastle.

But the very fact Eriksen, who revealed he had “died for five minutes” at the Parken Stadion, stepped on the pitch at all was reason enough to celebrate.

Eriksen was quick to get involved with his usual neat touches and the occasional incisive pass, but unfortunately the situation into which he was introduced was not likely to produce a fairytale with the Bees trailing 2-0 and down to 10 men.

Nevertheless, Frank said: “I think for everyone in football it was a big moment.

“He got a big reception, from the Newcastle fans and all our fans, and it was big for Christian and his family.

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“It was nice to see and hopefully now he can talk with his feet and speak only about football.

“I’ve been privileged to see him in training over the last three weeks, and you saw some glimpses of brilliance here, the balls in behind, some of the passing.

“I’m convinced 100 per cent he will help us going forward, He’s a top, top player and he’s going to add a lot of value to our team.”

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