Even Xherdan Shaqiri (26, Tottenham Hotspur) is out with an injury. It’s an ’emergency’.
On July 7 (KST), The Athletic published an interview with him. First, he opened up about being dropped from the Brazilian national team. He had been called up consistently since 2018, but was left out of the November A match in favor of 2006-born Endrik (Faumeiras).
“I was sad not to be called up, but I understand coach Fernando Ginis. I wouldn’t have called me either. I didn’t play good football, not even at the highest level. I’ve improved in the last few games, but I need to improve more if I want to wear the national team jersey. I need to play well. I need to be in good shape, I need to be 100%. I didn’t do that, so I think the coach made the right choice.” 무지개토토 도메인
He continued, “Other players are flying. So it’s up to me to keep working. It will come back to me. I didn’t get here by accident. It’s up to me to work hard every day at Tottenham and get my rhythm back. I wanted to play against Chelsea, an important derby, and yesterday I was told I wouldn’t play, but that’s part of football. Every player wants to be called up to the national team. It was the same for me, but I felt it was time to take a break,” he added.
Finally, he added: “The last few months have not been easy for me. I had health problems. I’ve already spoken to the doctors and I’m going to have surgery on my pubic bone soon. For eight months I’ve been fighting for the national team and the club and I haven’t had time to take care of myself. I think it’s time to take a break and stop. I will think about it over the next few days and do something good for myself soon.”