17 things we loved this weekend: Phillips, Lukaku, Pogba, Mount & Kubo
Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland put everything else into perspective over the weekend.
Fortunately, Eriksen is now in a stable condition in hospital and that brilliant news trumps everything else that took place on the pitch.
There was only one place to start when rounding up the weekend, with some of the most heart-warming reactions and support as Eriksen continues his recovery.
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves.
🗣️ 'Whatever else happens in this tournament, for me, they'll be the heroes in this one'.
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) June 13, 2021
A brilliant gesture from the Finland team after the game restarted.
Finland's players and staff applauding their Danish opponents when they came out from the tunnel.
These moments of togetherness still make football a good place. Just love, no hate.#Fin #DEN #Eriksen pic.twitter.com/AxoBv9Qb0i
— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) June 12, 2021
An incredibly moving moment.
— Bansh Tiwari (@iambansh) June 12, 2021
More of this, please.
— Benny Bonsu (@MsBennyBonsu) June 11, 2021
Sterling’s first major tournament goal came just a stone’s throw from where he was brought up.
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) June 13, 2021
What were you doing at 17? Actually don’t answer that…
☑️ Youngest man to appear at a @UEFA EURO
☑️ Youngest man to play for England at a major tournament
— England (@England) June 13, 2021
Mount has gone from scapegoat to key player for England.
This pass from Mount is insane. pic.twitter.com/SsjeMsDKH2
— JR (@JRcentre) June 13, 2021
We’ve watched this on a loop all morning.
That goal from Yarmolenko. Thing of beauty. 😍pic.twitter.com/RJvBCCLVvP
— ASG (@ahadfoooty) June 13, 2021
Lukaku’s critics seem to have gone pretty quiet recently.
Romelu Lukaku has now scored as many international goals as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo 🔥
— Goal (@goal) June 12, 2021
We’re now supporting Colombia at the Copa America.
Give Colombia the Copa America for this free-kick routine alonepic.twitter.com/ezqExcCKo0
— Planet Football (@planetfutebol) June 14, 2021
From laughter to a straight face in a matter of seconds. Classic Lampard.
Frank Lampard on why Mason Mount is so bloody good. Wait for it 😂👏 pic.twitter.com/eHCZtQnORx
— Jasper (@jaspermather26) June 13, 2021
Our Leeds-supporting editor is feeling very proud this morning.
Kalvin Phillips’ fame is Europe wide. Am watching Italian TV’s coverage of England v Croatia and the commentator has just called him “The Yorkshire Pirlo”. #lufc
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) June 13, 2021
He makes this look so easy.
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) June 11, 2021
You don’t see a quadruple nutmeg goal very often.
— まどりん (@pz3sINbtuNmVQcR) June 12, 2021
The 37-year-old even marked the appearance with a goal.
Goran Pandev makes his debut in a major international tournament, 7312 days after his debut in international football.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) June 13, 2021
We’ve all done it.
This bozo didn't even see what happened fhdjdeididjdjdjd pic.twitter.com/3hGIR96Mll
— 🇮🇹 (@Gideomatic_) June 11, 2021
It’s surely easier to score.