Christian Eriksen insists he wants to play for Denmark at this year’s World Cup in Qatar, describing it as a ‘goal’ and a ‘dream’ nearly seven months on from suffering a cardiac arrest.

Eriksen received life-saving treatment on the pitch at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium during Denmark’s clash with Finland at Euro 2020 on June 12 last year, as his distraught partner Sabrina Kvist Jensen looked on.

The patient was taken to the nearest hospital where an ICD was installed.

Christian Eriksen has revealed he wants to play for Denmark at the Qatar World Cup this year

Christian Eriksen revealed that he would like to represent Denmark in the Qatar World Cup.

Eriksen suffered the cardiac arrest during Denmark's clash with Finland at Euro 2020

Eriksen was taken to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest in the clash between Denmark and Finland during Euro 2020.

Eriksen is currently out of action at his club and national teams. The winter showcase will take place on November 21, with just over 10 month to go.

He insists, at 29 years old, that his goal is to be able to go back to Qatar to represent the country and show that he has the ability to compete at the level of his father before his cardiac arrest. But he also admitted that any decision will have to rest with Kasper Hjulmand.

Asked about his football plans, Eriksen said in an interview with Danish outlet DR: ‘My goal is to play in the World Cup in Qatar. It is my goal to play.

“That was my mentality all the time. This is a goal. It is a dream. The question of whether I get picked for the team is another. However, it is my goal to go back.

After live-saving treatment on the field, he was taken to hospital, where he was fitted with an ICD

He received life-saving treatment in the field and was then taken to the hospital where an ICD was placed.

“I am certain that I will be back, because I feel no different. Physically, my body is in great shape. It’s my goal. But it still seems far away. So until then, I just want to continue playing football so that I can prove that I’m on the same level.

He said that Denmark is very important in the whole process. It is my dream to represent them at the World Cup. 

“My dream would be to return to the national team, play at Parken once again, and show that it is possible.” [cardiac arrest]It was an unfortunate one-off and it will not happen again. 

“I am proving that I have progressed and can still play for the national soccer team. It’s up the manager again to evaluate my ability. My heart isn’t an obstacle.

He has not played since but insists he still 'dreams' of making the national team squad in Qatar

While he’s not been playing since, he says he still “dreams” of joining the Qatari national team.

Eriksen stated that he also received an “extraordinary” but also “weird” worldwide response at hospital after his cardiac arrest. He admitted that he didn’t expect it because he had only been dead for five minutes.  

He added, “It’s amazing how many people feel the need to write or send flowers.”

It had a profound impact on people and made them feel the need to tell me and my loved ones. This makes me happy. 

“They kept telling me that I had received more flowers at the hospital. Strange, as I did not expect anyone to send me flowers after my death.

However, the midfielder admitted any decision remains in the hands of Kasper Hjulmand

Kasper Hjulmand will make the final call, but the midfielder said that he was open to the possibility.

‘It was quite extraordinary, but it was very nice of everyone, and it’s been a big help to me to receive all those best wishes, and people still write to me.

‘I’ve thanked people I’ve met in person. I’ve thanked the doctors, my team-mates and their families in person. 

‘But all the fans who have sent thousands of letters and emails and flowers, or who have come up to me in the street – both in Italy and Denmark – I thank them all for their support I got all over the world that helped me through this.’

In a tweet in which he posted part of the interview, he wrote: ‘It’s been quite some time. Here’s a video that will explain how I feel toward all the mails, messages, flowers and thoughts I receive. We are grateful for your’

In recent weeks, the Danish playermaker is working at Swiss club Chiasso alone as he aims to return to club football after being released by Inter Milan.

Because of Italy’s ban on heart defibrillators, the Serie A champions terminated his contract by mutual consent last month.

These rules don’t apply anywhere else and Eriksen wants to resume training with an European club in January. After a series of medical checks last month, Eriksen was cleared to continue his competitive career.

SportmailHe understands that he is interested in the Premier League as well as clubs from Denmark and Holland.

Eriksen is hoping to join a new club this month after being released by Inter Milan last month

After being released last month by Inter Milan, Eriksen hopes to rejoin a new club.

Martin Schoots said, “It’s going really well Christian,” Sportmail. “He went through all his checks right before Christmas. The results were so great that we are expecting him to participate in group training in January.

“But, I prefer Christian to speak about it himself. He will soon.” Christian is ambitious. These regulations are unique to Italy. 

“In other countries, it’s very different.” Inter terminated his contract and we are now able to look forward.