Christian Eriksen immediately made himself heard on Thursday evening after Denmark's European Championship match against Belgium (1-2 loss).

According to striker Martin Braithwaite, the midfielder, who is still in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest last week, was impressed by his teammates' play.

"Christian sent a message in our group app. I only got to see it for a moment, but he wrote that we played super well," FC Barcelona striker Braithwaite said at the press conference after the lost game in Copenhagen.

Denmark played against Belgium for the first time since Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest in the opening game against Finland last Saturday and had to be resuscitated on the field.

The former Ajax player is feeling well again, but still has to stay in hospital until all examinations have been completed.

In the match against Belgium, a lot of attention went to Eriksen.

The game was stopped after the tenth minute - Eriksen is wearing shirt number 10 - by referee Björn Kuipers, after which a massive applause followed.

Banners were unfolded in the stands to support the midfielder.

Despite the defeat, pride prevailed in Denmark.

In the first half in particular, Belgium had a hard time with the Danes, who took the lead after two minutes via Yussuf Poulsen.

After the break, the team of national coach Kasper Hjulmand lost out due to goals from Thorgan Hazard and star Kevin De Bruyne.

"I agree with Eriksen," Braithwaite said, referring to his compliments on his team's play.

"I myself may play in Spain for the best club in the world, now I have played for the best team in the world. It's great what we showed, especially before half time. It's a shame it didn't lead to a result."

Martin Braithwaite is disappointed with the defeat, but proud of his team.

Martin Braithwaite is disappointed with the defeat, but proud of his team.

Photo: AFP