THE BALL – Lucas Veríssimo addresses the injury: “I will come back stronger” (Benfica)

Lucas Veríssimo, 26, continues to recover from surgery on his right knee, after suffering a ligament rupture on November 7, 2021, Benfica-SC Braga (6-1), for the Championship. The Brazilian centre-back left the pitch in the 34th minute and the memories of the moment, and others, are still very fresh. The good and the bad.

“I always want something more in my career, but I never want to take a step bigger than my leg. I feel very fulfilled, I’m very satisfied where I am, I’m in one of the biggest clubs in Europe, it fulfilled my dream of playing for the national team. Unfortunately, one of the worst things that could happen happened, in a snap of the fingers everything fell apart. When the injury broke is produced, I received a warm hug from my wife [Amanda], who was in the stadium. To this day, I can’t even look this thing in the face, it makes me shiver, it’s something very ugly to see,” he says without stopping. “I told him: ‘everything has collapsed, now we are going to start from scratch’. And she said, ‘Has anything in our life been easy?’

With the guarantee that he will not be operational for a normal pre-season, Lucas Veríssimo is still thinking about his return. And what a comeback: “I was told that I would come back stronger, even from a muscular point of view, but I thought it was only lip service. But during this time, I’m working on things that I haven’t worked on and I feel like I’m going to come back stronger.

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