The Brazil worldwide says he has employed a psychological coach to assist him cope with the side-effects of his health troubles
Juventus winger Douglas Costa says he has thought-about retiring due to his frequent damage issues.
The Brazilian has missed 17 video games in three spells out of motion for the Serie A leaders this season alone, and has notably struggled with hamstring and calf points throughout his profession.
Costa says he manages to see the humorous aspect however that, at occasions, the frustration of lacking out might be overwhelming.
“There are occasions after I assume: ‘Can I nonetheless play?’” he informed The Players’ Tribune.
“[That’s] as a result of I am going out on the pitch and get injured once more. Then, after I watch it on TV, I keep in mind that is my ardour and that I can nonetheless play at a excessive stage.
“That is what retains me alive, I do know soccer comes simple to me. It has nothing to do with cash or being well-known.
“The purpose is to do what you take pleasure in and have enjoyable doing it. That’s my goal. I joke with Alex Sandro that I’ve had extra scans than I’ve performed video games.”
He has made 30 league appearances in a season solely as soon as in his profession, throughout his preliminary mortgage transfer to Juve in 2017-18.
To cope with the fixed setbacks, Costa says he has employed a psychological coach.
“Individuals say, ‘Douglas has the potential to be top-of-the-line on the planet, however accidents are holding him again’. That annoys me,” he mentioned.
“I’ve the potential to be a prime participant, however for causes out of my management I can’t be.
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“Each time I get injured, I ask myself: ‘What did I do incorrect?’ I ponder why I can’t play persistently. It’s one thing that hurts me.
“Subsequently, I requested for assist. I don’t know for those who’ve heard of a psychological coach. They’re not a psychologist, however they present you ways childhood information can nonetheless have an effect on you.”
Costa and Juve are at present getting ready for the deliberate return of the Serie A season, which is anticipated to renew in mid June.
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