Saha reveals injury woe

  • 27 October 2009
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Everton striker Louis Saha has admitted he was troubled mentally during his time at Manchester United.

The Frenchman endured an injury-ravaged spell with the Red Devils and said that the mental challenge of trying to constantly get back to full fitness as well as keeping the club and the fans happy took its toll on him.

"Today, when I think about that period, I laugh. But it is true that at that time I was depressed,” he told L’Equipe.

"In the eyes of my United team-mates and fans, I felt there was some worry each time I came back from injury.

"They were scared I would suffer a relapse, so I worried more."

Saha has found some form with the Toffees but insists that the trust and respect he has won from his teammates and the fact he is injury-free is more important than scoring goals.

“Frankly, I don't care about the goals," he added. "What I enjoy is the training with the other players and having the same feelings as my team-mates and I don't ask myself if I will experience a new injury.

"Before, I had the feeling that I was different from the others. It is not the case anymore.

"Still being on the pitch after so many injuries proves I am mentally strong. I am one of the miraculously saved players.

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