Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Eduardo: “It cannot be true. I am not injured”
Eduardo has expressed dismay with regard to the news, apparently given by Arsene Wenger after the Columbia- Arsenal game, on his fitness.
Wenger was quoted as saying that Eduardo will take another two months to return to action and the media of course made a big meal out of it and started writing stories that Eduardo had suffered a relapse.
Wenger said: “… in the next two months we’ll have Eduardo back as well, so we have offensive options, but you do not want to lose important players before the season starts.”
Well, according to Eduardo himself this cannot be further from the truth! Speaking today to Croatian paper “Jutarhji” he said:
“I do not know anything about the statement made by my coach. It can not be true. I am completely ready physically”
He went on to say that he has already been told in which games he will play in Austria and even for how long in each game.
“I was told that I will play between 20 and 30 minutes on the 27th July when we play against Szombatelya. Two days later against Hannover 96 I will play a half” he said.
So if we are to believe Eduardo then we can only assume that Wenger was referring to the time that will take for Eduardo to get back to proper fitness after being out for such a long time.
“I feel great, next week I will play for Arsenal, and I believe that everything will be OK” Eduardo concluded.