Brighton's Anthony Knockaert thanks well-wishers in depression battle
Last Updated: 24/09/18 4:52pm
Brighton's Anthony Knockaert has revealed he has been inundated with messages of support in his battle with depression.
The Frenchman is the latest high-profile player to reveal mental health issues following the breakdown of his marriage and death of his father.
It has led to an outpouring of support which the winger, who scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Tottenham, is grateful for.
Speaking on Brighton's official website, Knockaert said: "I received a lot of messages and I really appreciate it.
"I also got a lot of messages from people who are going through the same thing.
"It's nice for me to be able to help them and I think in life everyone can help one another, that's what I was trying to do."
Knockaert was divorced from his wife last summer, less than a year after his dad Patrick died in November 2016.
The 26-year-old added: "A lot of people were probably surprised because nobody knew about it, but it felt like the right time for me to tell people.
"The most important thing was to help other people who are going through a similar situation, that's why I did it."