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Harry Kane to give signed England shirt with Christian Eriksen’s name on to Denmark’s Simon Kjaer before Euro 2020 semi

HARRY KANE will hand over a signed England shirt with Christian Eriksen’s name on the back tomorrow.

The Three Lions skipper is to make the presentation to Danish captain Simon Kjaer before kick-off.

Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane were team-mates at Tottenham


Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane were team-mates at TottenhamCredit: Getty – Contributor

Eriksen, 29, suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland.

But the Danes have bounced back since the incident to reach the semi-finals at Wembley.

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Kane, who played with Eriksen at Spurs, told talkSPORT: “I spoke to him after what happened and wished him well.

“He sent me a quick message back to say he’s OK.

“I kind of left him alone. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for not just him but also his family.

“I’m sure he’ll be cheering against me on Wednesday, and rightly so.

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“We know that it has united Denmark as a team and pushed them on.

“We must focus on ourselves.”

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Kieran Trippier, a former team-mate of Eriksen at Tottenham, said: “It’s hard to put into words because I played with him; I was close with Christian.

“The most important thing is he is getting better.”

Turning his attention to Denmark, Trippier added: “If anyone thinks it will be easy, they are mistaken.”

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