Romelu Lukaku ran to the cameras after scoring the opening goal of Belgium’s Euro 2020 clash against Russia on Saturday and gestured to the screen saying ‘Chris, Chris, I love you’. Christian Eriksen, who had collapsed on the pitch during Denmark’s opening match of the tournament a couple of hours earlier, is Lukaku’s club teammate at Inter Milan.
“Chris, Chris, I love you”, This is beautiful from Lukaku. pic.twitter.com/NpxT0mT7OF
Opening the scoring in the 10th minute of the match, Lukaku wheeled away towards the corner flag but gestured to his Belgium teammates to wait as he went over to the cameras to deliver his message to his club teammate Eriksen.
Eriksen is currently stable and responding in hospital, where he is undergoing further tests, according to a statement from the Danish FA.
Belgium took a 1-0 lead in Russia and then doubled it in the 34th minute with a Thomas Meunier strike. Lukaku himself added a third goal as Belgium’s 3-0 win.
“I cried a lot because I was scared, obviously. You live strong moments together. I spent more time with him (Eriksen) than with my family. My thoughts are with him, his girlfriend, his two kids and his family,” Lukaku told reporters at the end of the match.