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Bisevac back stronger than ever

Published on the 13 July 2015 à 16:33 by SC

Very close to making his return, Milan Bisevac talks us through his re-education after his serious knee injury in February...

Seeing him work so hard at the OL training camp in Crans Montana, it's hard to imagine that he was stopped in his tracks just five months ago by a serious knee injury. Away to Monaco, Milan Bisevac tried to play on after the initial injury... but in vain. A ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and a long road back... "It is a very difficult period to go through. When you're a professional player, you're used to playing every day and then, all of a sudden, that stops." Milan was suddenly on his own, away from the playing squad. "I tried to be around them as much as possible, in the changing rooms, at Tola Vologe. It was important for me to do that, but also very tough. Watching the matches and being unable to help is very frustrating. Sometimes I preferred to stay at home... It was very difficult, I missed it terribly. Football is my life."


"It is a very difficult period to go through. When you're a professional player, you're used to playing every day and then, all of a sudden, that stops."


Since preseason started, life has returned to normal. Milan Bisevac trains with the squad and is present in Crans Montana. "I'm working hard and things are going well. That's the most important thing. I'm happy to be here and part of the squad, it's a good sign." Even if he knows he's already come a long way and is currently ahead of schedule, the defender prefers to look at how far he still has to travel. "I prefer to say that I'm on schedule, even though things are going quickly and well. You can't afford to cut corners. Everything is going well and I'm getting closer to a comeback. But I have to remain patient. I'm almost ready, but there are still certain things I can't do just yet. I have to keep that in mind..."

"I worked very hard during my holidays. I only had a very short break. When I was in Turkey, I would get up at 5am to start training. I ran in the sand, for example. I worked in the gym in the afternoon. I worked every day to a special program. I sweated hard. I never let myself doubt. I just looked ahead. I very quickly accepted my injury and looked at it as a new challenge."


"I have learned a lot during this period. In the end, it has had a positive effect. I can say that I'm mentally stronger now."


"I have learned a lot during this period. In the end, it has had a positive effect. I can say that I'm mentally stronger now."