Super Eagles defender Tyronne Ebuehi has explained the reason behind his decision to join FC Twente on loan from Benfica.
The versatile full-back joined the Dutch Eredivisie side this summer after recovering from a ‘difficult’ knee injury that kept him of action for the whole of the 2019-2020 campaign.
Ebuehi ruptured cruciate knee ligaments in July 2018 and has not played competitive football since then however he’s now determined to work his way back to the top after the setback.
“It’s been a long period out and a hard time for me,” an emotional Ebuehi told BBC.
“Of course, questions like ‘could this be the end?’ can pop up from time to time.
“You sometimes hear that with this type of major injuries players never return to the same level they were before the injury.
“Going forward in my career, I know how to take care of myself and what’s good for me, how to handle any future injuries, hopefully, it will not happen.
“I missed the entire 2018/19 season because of this difficult injury, but I’m happy that I’m fit now and I’m thankful that I am able to play the game that I love again,” he insisted.
“Twente have given me the chance to show that the last two years was a bit of unfortunate bad luck.” He said.
Ebuehi was part of the Super Eagles squad to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia but was forced to miss the 2019 African Cup of Nations due to the injury.