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Wilfred Bouma Revealed His Heartbreaking Villa Career Ending

Wilfred Bouma has revealed that he was heartbroken when he got the injury which ended his Villa career.

The former defender picked up a terrible ankle injury during the start of 2008/09 season in Intertoto Cup’s clash with a Danish club Odense. After that, he remained at Villa for two more years but couldn’t get a chance to play in a game.

He took part in many training sessions but in doing so he got injured again and Villa had to let him go.

In a recent interview with The Athletic he revealed about the incident which ended his Villa career, he said, “It was dislocated and they weren’t able to put it back when I was on the pitch.”

“The 25-minute journey to the hospital was awful and it was only when I got there that three men were able to bring my foot back. I had really strange thoughts in the ambulance. I was thinking just let me die. I was in so much pain.”

“First, the doctors told me I’d be out for six months. Six months became nine months, then nine months became a year and it went like that. I picked up another stupid injury in training where a team-mate fell on my toe. I just took too long to get fit, but Villa could have let me go in 2008 and I might not have ever played again. There were no hard feelings.”

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“It wasn’t how I wanted it to end, but sometimes bad things happen and good things show up later on. For me, that was PSV coming back in for me.”

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