When I got injured, it wasn’t
really doing anything special. I made a dummy call
and a counter call, and when I went to accelerate, went
like this and I felt the leg here. How did you get this hip injury,
was it something special? It’s just a classic muscle injury. I saw Abdou lift his head to make the
pass and I made a dummy run and then a counter call and when I made the
move to go, like this with the hip, I didn’t know if it was the
psoas or the tendon or the groin, but that’s what happened.
What happens now, you are going to receive treatment…
will you also work in the gym? Today we start work, in the gym and
also the swimming pool.
But you will follow me, no? Cool.
You learn to have a little patience.
You have to understand that sometimes in life, this can happen, that
you’re an athlete, always playing, always wanting to compete, but one
day you hurt yourself and after one, two weeks, you still feel
pain and aren’t feeling good, because that’s how you feel,
but you have to learn from that. You also use it as
motivation to work harder, to work on mentally as well, to
come back even stronger than before. You need the patience to
wait and work and comeback
stronger than before. I spoke a lot with the
coach and the medical staff. I am desperate to come back
and start playing again, but sometimes, when you are not
completely free in your movements, it means your body is telling
you that it’s not ready and that’s why I spoke out, even if
I was training with the squad. But if you watch training now you
can see that I’m a lot more free in my movements, so I think we all
made the right decision to wait. Today at training, you looked good,
you scored goals, you ran a lot, you looked free… Very free, yes. A
lot more free than before, honestly. I’m very happy to have trained today,
very happy. But I also have to stay focused during this international
break on working hard to come back. Come on guys, you didn’t win.
It’s not true, we won. Take the photo with Choupo there.
He played with us. Take it! Honestly, I’ve always had a good
relationship with the medical staff at the club. You know that it’s
not an easy time for the player, but it’s not an easy time for the
physiotherapists and the doctors either, because they want you to come
back as quickly as possible too, to heal your injury as well as possible,
so it’s good to create a good relationship with everyone, to stay
positive and it’s gone very well. We have always had a laugh
before and after we get to work. We talk about a lot of things because
sometimes you need to talk about something different, clear your head, or just to get to know each
other even better and I’m very happy to come to training and be
so close to my come back now.