Saha admits mental struggles

Image: Saha: Happy at Goodison Park

Everton striker Louis Saha has revealed his mental torment caused by injury at Manchester United.

But Toffees forward has now put problems in the past

Everton striker Louis Saha has revealed his mental torment caused by injury at Manchester United. The Frenchman was blighted by a number of fitness problems during his time with the Red Devils before he left for Goodison Park in 2008. Saha has now confessed that he suffered with psychological self-doubt when dealing with his injuries at United. He said in L'Equipe: "Today, when I think about that period, I laugh. But it is true that at that time I was depressed. "In the eyes of my United team-mates and fans, I felt there was some worry each time I came back from injury. "They were scared I would suffer a relapse, so I worried more."

Difficult decision

But Saha insists that making up his mind to leave United, who he joined from Fulham in 2004, was still a difficult choice. "It was very, very difficult to leave United," he added. "I thought about it a lot because I didn't want to make any mistake with the choice of my new club." However, Saha has no regrets about joining Everton and claims his relationship with his new team-mates takes priority over the seven goals he has scored in all competitions this season. "Frankly, I don't care about the goals," he said. "What I enjoy is the training with the other players and having the same feelings as my team-mates and I don't ask myself if I will experience a new injury. "Before, I had the feeling that I was different from the others. It is not the case anymore. "Still being on the pitch after so many injuries proves I am mentally strong. I am one of the miraculously saved players."

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