Speaking to Sky Sports, Brandon Williams explained: “It was a moment that just happened.
“It was instinct. I got past him [Christian Eriksen] and I felt him pull me down. We were on the attack and I was really angry.
“I was going to hold him but then, you know what he’s been through. It’s incredible, what he has done [to get] back now.
“It was something special for him to be back on the pitch, for himself, and to be involved in that, I felt like he needed a hug.”
The Manchester United loanee added: “It’s something that no player wants to go through. It was amazing that he’s back.
“He’s a top-quality player and he’ll show that he’ll get back to his best very soon. It was just instinct and it was something that I felt was right.”
The Danish midfielder suffered a cardiac arrest during the Euro 2020, causing shockwaves among the football community. The fact that he’s recovered and playing with a pacemaker was one of the most loved stories of last year.
Williams was brought down by Eriksen during Norwich City’s clash with Brentford in the Premier League.
Although the young defender reacted angrily at first, he then realized it was Eriksen and went on to hug him. Unfortunately for Williams, the game ended 3-1 in Brentford’s favor.