“He was gone. We did cardiac resuscitation, it was a cardiac arrest,” he told a press conference arranged by the Danish football federation on Sunday afternoon..
“How close were we to losing him? I don’t know, but we got him back after one defib, so that’s quite fast.”
Boesen added: “We don’t have any explanation why it happened. The details about what happened I am not quite sure of because I am not a cardiologist, I will leave that to the experts. I didn’t see it live, only on screens afterwards.”
He said that he now feels the game should not have resumed after the incident, and revealed that a psychologist was brought in to help Denmark’s players and staff on Saturday night
“I don’t think the right decision was to play the game,” Boesen said. “We have had help from a psychological point of view at the hotel last night. Everyone expressed their feelings and how they saw the situation, and everyone was pleased we did this and talked it through.
“We really appreciated the professional help we have had from the outside.”
Denmark manager Kasper Hjulmand agreed that the match should not have been completed but said the squad would try to use what happened as motivation for their next game against Belgium on Thursday.
“No, we should not have played,” he said. “We will try tomorrow to establish normality as much as possible. Players have different reactions to shocks and trauma but we will try to get back to normal as much as possible.
“I get the feelings from the players that maybe the time is too short to try to play football again, but maybe we can use it as a force to get together and try to go out and do our best in the next match.”
Eriksen is in stable condition in a Copenhagen hospital.
Hjulmand says he spoken to the Inter Milan midfielder via video link and says it was “good to see him smile.”
He added that Eriksen couldn’t remember much about his brush with death and was more concerned about his teammates’ well being and asked how they were doing.
“That’s typical Christian,” Hjulmand said.