Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has revealed the philosophy that helped him to through his lengthy period out with injuries.
The 22-year old suffered a knee injury in February 2016 following an extended run of games last season, thereby putting an end to his season and ruling him out of Euro 2016 for France.
However, the French international finally returned to first – team action earlier this year in the FA Cup fourth round tie against Brentford, as he tries to work his way back into the team.
Zouma explains that it was his positive attitude and state of mind that has been key to his recovery and rehabilitation.
“If you are mentally good and stable, your recovery is going to be better and quicker. That’s his philosophy,” he told The Mirror.
He revealed that if you give up and you become sad while thinking about the injury, you are likely going to struggle. He feels he is still very young and can enjoy the life as a professional footballer.