FORMER Bolton Wanderer Fabrice Muamba - who collapsed during a 2012 Premier League game - has spoken of his relief over the condition of fellow pro Christian Eriksen.

And the ex-England under-21 international has praised the Danish player's team-mates for "rallying round" after he fell to the floor.

Eriksen pulled up, without warning, just before half-time in Denmark's tie with Finland, in one of the opening group games of Euro 2020.

He was given medical attention on the pitch, at the Parken stadium, before being taken to a Copenhagen hospital, where he was later reported to be awake and speaking with medics.

Muamba was playing for the Whites in an FA Cup quarter-final at White Hart Lane nine years ago when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

His heart was said to have stopped for 78 minutes - but resuscitation efforts took place on the pitch and later at the London Chest Hospital.

In the immediate aftermath, Fabrice tweeted: "Please God."

Later the 33-year-old, who is now a coach at Rochdale, released a fuller statement.

He said: "The incident yesterday makes you realise how fragile life is and how quickly you can lose a loved one.

"Like everyone, I am relieved to hear Christian is in a stable condition and that he is doing ok.

"Credit of course must go the brilliant medical staff who got to him so quick and did an amazing job to ensure he was ok.

"They deserve a lot of credit for the way that they handled the situation and enabled Christian to be in a position where he's recovering in hospital as it could have easily gone the other way.

"His team mates who rallied around him also did a great job and should be really proud.

"Now the most important thing and the number one priority for us all is to give Christian and his family some space and time to heal and recover.

"On a personal note I am just happy he has been able to speak to people, as long as he's ok that's the most important thing.

"We also need to make sure his wife and children have the support they need because mentally it can be really traumatic for them.

"Sending you all my love Christian, Fabrice."