Ricardo Kishna can’t be fortunate after he returned to ADO Den Haag on Saturday after greater than three years. The 25-year-old attacker got here into the house sport towards sc Heerenveen (1-1) after 28 minutes as an alternative and cried afterwards with pleasure.
‘This was very particular’
“All of it took too lengthy, however now I lastly really feel like a footballer once more and at last an individual once more,” stated a really blissful Kishna in entrance of the digital camera. FOX Sports activities.
The previous youth worldwide already struggled with severe knee issues in his early years, however then broke by at Ajax. Whereas employed by Lazio, he had bodily issues once more and when he was rented to ADO in the summertime of 2017, he tore a cruciate ligament in his second sport.
Throughout his years of rehabilitation, Kishna struggled with psychological issues and it was questionable whether or not he would ever return to the sphere. “I’ve generally thought: what am I doing it for? Particularly after I was virtually there, however then acquired a setback. Now I’m lastly again. I anticipated that I’d already be emotional earlier than the match, but it surely got here after the match. sport solely unfastened and that is good. “
Ricardo Kishna with Mitchell van Bergen behind him. (Photograph: Professional Pictures)
In his first sport in 1,168 days, Kishna needed to work as an alternative to greater than an hour after goalscorer David Philipp was injured. At occasions he confirmed that it’s nonetheless attainable, together with with a heel. “I do know I have not forgotten but. Bodily I’m sturdy, however soccer nonetheless has to develop.”
Kishna had additionally gone very deep. “I really feel drained throughout my physique. It is also robust as a result of I play totally different soccer at ADO than I am used to. We’ve to struggle as a staff for each level, however I like to do this. I am so blissful, this was very particular. “
As a result of draw, quantity sixteen ADO barely outperformed FC Emmen, which misplaced 0-5 to Ajax on Saturday and has two factors much less. Fortuna Sittard additionally has two factors lower than the membership from The Hague, however the Limburgers will nonetheless play towards Vitesse on Sunday.
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