In a heartwarming turn of events, Christian Eriksen has been recalled to the Denmark national team nine months after suffering a cardiac arrest in his nation's Euro 2020 opener.
The now-Brentford midfielder collapsed during Denmark's Euro 2020 opener with Finland, sparking concern across the footballing world. He was susequently fitted with a pacemaker, meaning that he could no longer play for Inter Milan as the device broke Serie A rules.
After a short while training in the Netherlands, he returned to top-flight action as he joined Brentford for the remainder of this season. And, in his three appearances for the Bees so far since joining, he has already opened his assist account for the club.
Now, he has been recalled to the Denmark squad for the upcoming friendlies against the Netherlands and Serbia, which will cap a remarkable turnaround nine months on from what seemed to be the end of his footballing career.
Can he help Brentford beat the drop?
With the form of the sides below them, Brentford's future in the Premier League remains uncertain at present. Two wins on the bounce have put a rosier perspective on things, with the club now 8 points clear of the drop zone, but two of the sides below them have games in hand on Thomas Frank's side.
Should they manage to avoid relegation, it will be an impressive feat for a side that consistently sells off it's best players in their statistically driven model that they operate with.