Chelsea’s marquee signing Yuri Zhirkov is still in the dark as to when he can finally make his full debut for the Blues, and admits that no-one really knows what is causing the ongoing knee problems he has suffered with since his arrival.
“The English doctors see my problems as a reaction of the body to drastic changes — in the climate, lifestyle, training work and in everything else. And no one can tell me what the medical predictions of my rehabilitation are.
“The British physicians even consulted with German specialists regarding me.
“They sent them my x-rays together with the detailed description of the problem but, as far as I understand, they failed to diagnose the problem.
“I try to remain optimistic: many players have had such difficulties. I am not the first, not the last. It is a pity that the problems coincided with my move to a new club.
“But if I keep being distressed the situation will not change. I must work and believe that everything is going to straighten out soon.
“In Chelsea the team is very good, all of them understand my situation. My case is not the first one, many newcomers of Chelsea were sidelined in the first months at the club.”
It looks like he is suffering from London-itis! But Zhirkov is still hopeful that things will clear up soon.
“Actually my knees are getting better. Before going to the national team, I spent two comprehensive training sessions with Chelsea without any difficulty, ” he said.
I don’t like to put a damper on it, but we’ve heard this before Yuri!
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