x

SPORTS

Back to the Future: Christian Eriksen Is Training with Ajax

January 25, 2022

AMSTERDAM — Denmark playmaker Christian Eriksen is training with Ajax’s reserves to regain fitness while seeking a new team, his former club said Tuesday.

The 29-year-old Eriksen has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening match at the European Championship against Finland in June.

His contract with Inter Milan was terminated by mutual agreement last month because he is unable to play in Italy after being fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator.

Eriksen began his senior career at Ajax, making his debut in 2010 as an 18-year-old after working his way through the club’s youth teams.

After winning three top-flight Eredivisie titles in Amsterdam, he signed with Tottenham in 2013 before joining Inter in 2020.

Ajax said Eriksen was training with its second team this week.

“I am very happy to be here. I know the people, it feels like coming home because I was here for so long,” Eriksen said in a statement posted on the club’s website that showed photos of him in action at the training ground called “De Toekomst,” Dutch for “The Future.”

Second-team coach John Heitinga welcomed Eriksen back to Amsterdam.

“It’s great that he can train with us,” Heitinga said. “Christian is a footballer who is an example for many of our boys, a source of inspiration for the youth.”

Eriksen told Danish broadcaster DR1 in an interview this month that he is aiming to play for Denmark at this year’s World Cup in Qatar.

RELATED

ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece (AP) — Even without the help of Apollo, the flame that is to burn at the Paris Olympics was kindled Tuesday at the site of the ancient games in southern Greece.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

New York Greek Independence Parade Honors 1821 and Grim Anniversary for Cyprus (Vid & Pics)

NEW YORK – The New York Greek Independence Parade on Fifth Avenue, commemorating the 203rd anniversary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, was held in an atmosphere of emotion and pride on April 14.

NEW YORK – "We are waiting for you on Fifth Avenue with our flag held high," said two-time NFL champion, George Karlaftis, in the Greek language, concluding his speech to all those present at the New York Greek Independence Parade Gala on April 13 at the New York Hilton Midtown hotel, amid applause.

ATHENS – The Municipal Theater of Piraeus is carrying out a historic revival.

ATHENS – The Herbalists Without Borders, Athens Chapter, hosted a public groundbreaking garden event on April 9 to establish the Dioscorides Garden on the iconic grounds of the Zappeion in Syntagma, Athens.

LITOCHORO – Ecogenia announced the start of the new Social Service Program in Litochoro, Pieria, at a press conference on March 29.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.