“I had so many injuries that I thought about retiring”

Douglas Costa, Brazilian attacker for Juventus Turin, He confessed that “I had so many injuries that I thought about retiring. Because of the physical stops, I am never in top shape, “he confessed in an interview on the multimedia platform‘ The Players Tribune ’.

The Juventino footballer explains that “I wondered if I kept playingbut then I saw soccer on TV and thought that this sport was my passion. I always joke with Alex Sandro (his compatriot in the Turin team) and tell him that I have had more resonances than participations in the field ”.

Douglas Costa, 29, He arrived at Juventus in the summer of 2017, but recurring physical problems have prevented him from having the desired continuity. In the ‘bianconero’ team, despite being an offensive player, he has scored nine goals in 90 games in all competitions (4,560 minutes), while at Bayern Munich he signed 14 goals in 77 games (5,303 minutes).

This season, Douglas Costa has missed 10 games due to muscle injuries in the 26 disputed days of Serie A and he has only been able to score two goals (one in Champions and the other in Coppa) in 18 official matches. Juventus, the leader with a point advantage over Lazio, hopes that in the event of the championship resuming in mid-June, the Brazilian attacker will be a fundamental piece.