Watch: Lukaku sends love to club teammate Eriksen during Belgium's win
Like much of the football world, Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku's thoughts were on Inter Milan teammate Christian Eriksen in the wake of the Denmark midfielder's collapse against Finland earlier in the day.
Lukaku scored twice in Saturday's 3-0 win over Russia, and after his first goal immediately ran towards a pitchside camera, exclaiming, "Chris, Chris. I love you."
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I had a lot of tears before the game," Lukaku told Belgian outlet Sporza, via The Athletic.
"It was difficult for me to focus. Other players were affected too," he added. "I'm going to contact him. I read that he's out of danger. I hope he'll be in good health soon. I am happy with the victory, but my thoughts are with Christian."
Eriksen collapsed during the latter stages of the first half of Saturday's match in Copenhagen. The Danish playmaker received immediate treatment, including CPR, from medical staff during a frightening scene where teammates formed a human shield to obstruct views of Eriksen.
The Danish Football Association later confirmed Eriksen was awake and in stable condition, and he was transported to the hospital for further treatment and tests.