SAINTS sent their well wishes to Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen, who was awake and in a stable condition on Saturday night after collapsing during a Euro 2020 match with Finland.

Parken Stadium fell silent soon before half-time when the former Tottenham playmaker dropped to the ground when running to collect a throw-in.

English referee Anthony Taylor immediately called medics on to the pitch and Eriksen underwent prolonged treatment, with compressions performed on his chest before he was taken to hospital.

It was later confirmed the Inter Milan player was stable. His team-mates continued their fixture in Copenhagen, with Finland claiming a 1-0 win thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s 59th-minute goal.

“Christian Eriksen is awake and his condition remains stable. He remains hospitalised at Rigshospitalet for further examinations,” a statement from the Danish Football Association read.

A statement on Saints’ website read: “Everyone at Southampton Football Club will continue to keep Eriksen and his family firmly in their thoughts and prayers.”

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “Moments like this put everything in life into perspective. I wish Christian a full and speedy recovery and pray his family has strength and faith.

“At these times, the unity of the football family is so strong and he and his family carry with them the good wishes and prayers of everyone.

“I heard of fans of both teams chanting his name. Football is beautiful and Christian plays it beautifully.”

Saints defender Jannik Vestergaard played the final 27 minutes of the Group B contest, in which former St Mary’s skipper Pierre-Emile Højbjerg missed a penalty in the second half for the Danes.