JANNIK Vestergaard says he has "never been so proud to be a Dane" after featuring for his nation at Euro 2020 last night.

Just five days on from the harrowing scenes which saw team-mate Christian Eriksen receiving life-saving CPR on the pitch in Copenhagen after suffering a cardiac arrest during a match against Finland, Denmark were back in action.

Fortunately, Eriksen is now stable and recovering in hospital, just yards from the ground in the Danish capital.

Denmark took an early lead against Belgium through Yussuf Poulsen before the game stopped in the 10th minute for both sets of players and fans to stand for a minute's applause for Eriksen.

Belgium rallied in the second half to win the match 2-1 thanks to goals from Thorgan Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne.

But despite the result, Saints defender Vestergaard, who played 83 minutes at Parken, was left full of pride.

Taking to Instagram, the 28-year-old said: "On top of some of the most emotionally difficult days of my life, this evening was one of the biggest.

"Never have I been so proud to be part of a team. I have never been so proud to be a Dane.

"Despite the result, we left our heart and soul on the field for Christian and for Denmark. I will never forget that. Thanks Denmark."

The Danes round off their Group B campaign on Monday against Russia, knowing they need victory to have any chance of progressing to the knockout stages.