Eduardo as you may know has returned to his native Brazil attending Ronaldo’s Clinic R9 every day.
He had hoped that he would be allowed the time to be with the Croatia team during their efforts to do well in the oncoming Euro 2008.
However he has now taken doctor’s advice and has decided to stay behind and concentrate 100% on his recovery program.
“According to the rehabilitation plan, I will continue to work in Brazil and watch the Euro from here. I really wanted to be with the boys, but it is impossible.
The Brazilian television will transmit all the games. I will support for Croatia with all my heart”
Speaking to the Croatian press he stated that he is very happy with physiotherapy treatment.
“I am working a lot. I undertake physiotherapy every day and now I feel much better. Everything is going according to schedule and I stick to the programme” he said.
A long recovery is ahead of him but from what he said he could return to football if all goes well as early as September.
“It all depends on the physiotherapy. This could take four, five months; it is still not possible to say precisely when. It will depend on how the doctors estimate my recovery”.
Speaking about Croatia’s chances in the Euro he felt that it will be tough for them but not impossible.
“If we get through the first round and get to the semis, then everything is possible” he said.
He had some very nice words to say about Croatia’s coach Bilic.
“I often speak with Slaven Bilic, I call him, we talk about the national team. He always asks me how my recovery is going on. He is a lovely person”
Eduardo is not expected back in England until he is ready to start using his foot again.
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