Jeremy Mathieu, ex player of the FC Barcelona, in his stage in the club

PREMATURE WITHDRAWAL OF MATHIEU

A serious injury forces Mathieu to end his career

Published:25/06/2020 - 16:35h

Updated:25/06/2020 - 16:35h

Jérémy Mathieu has decided to end his sports career after seriously injuring his knee during training. The 36-year-old defender leaves Sporting de Portugal after three years at the club, where he came from Barça

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Jérémy Mathieu has seen forced to take the most complicated decision that a footballer can take. The French has announced this Thursday that hangs the boots after confirming a grave injury in his left knee. The defender lesionó during the last training of the Sporting of Portugal, club to the that arrived pertinent of the FC Barcelona in July of 2017. Three years afterwards, with 36 years, the Frenchman has had to force his withdrawal.

They are missing still seven parties so that it finalise the League US, but this will prevent that the ex Barcelona can go back to get dressed of short. With his age, return after a so important injury in a so delicate articulation antojaba almost impossible, by what has had to leave the sport of his life of way forced. The also ex of Valencia explained his decision by means of his account in the known social network Facebook.

"The truth is that it expected to finish my career of another form, but have lived all my path with passion and of form very intense", recognised the polyvalent defender. It is necessary to remember that it began of left side, but in Mestalla became central and the Barça spent 20 million euros in 2014 to reinforce his saga. The French never arrived to stand out especially, but was three campaigns in the Camp Nou in which it left some moment for the memory, as for example his goal to give him the victory to the Catalans in the Classical of League of 2015 in the City Condal (1-0).

In the Sporting has been also three seasons in which himself has been used to to be usual. The Frenchman arrived already greater to Lisbon, but still like this achieved to be important in the diagrams of the Portuguese group. Nevertheless, after the turn of this stop his trainer gave him a pair of tug of ears in shape of suplencia. The defender could neglect his physicist during the quarantine and could have arrived something out of form.

Rubén Amorim, technician of the team lisboeta, loaded against him does no too many days, before producing this nefasta injury. "Play or is not a group of factors. Mathieu remained was because all the players have to follow the same line, call as they call ", began saying. "It gives me the same that avenges of the Barcelona or of where was. We have to follow a line and the one who play will do it in function of the week and the behaviour that have had", concluded.

His future in the Sporting already was uncertain before the injury

it was speaking A lot of the future of the of Luxeuil-them-Bains and everything aimed to that it did not go to be followed in Portugal. The club and his trainer were not by the work of his continuity and was saying that it could return to France or even withdraw. This injury has forced him to remain with this second option and the ex barcelonista will put end to 18 years of career, in which it has gone through Tie it 1, LaLiga and the League US.

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