Friday, 14 July 2017

Cuvelier 'Counting Down the Days' as He Seeks to End Injury-Prone Reputation

Cuvelier 'Counting Down the Days' as He Seeks to End Injury-Prone Reputation

Cuvelier, who signed a contract extension towards the end of the 2016/17 campaign, is desperate to get the season underway and begin to realise his true potential.
Walsall midfielder Florent Cuvelier, who made twenty-three appearances during an injury hit 2016/17 campaign, has spoken to Walsall reporter Joseph Masi and shared his desperation to put an end to the injury issues which have plagued his career.

Flo, who was speaking via the Express & Star, is full of confidence following the squad's recent visit to Cassius Camps, and wants to get a good run of games under his belt and work to putting an end to his injury-prone reputation.

The 24-year-old said; "I want people to see Cuvelier and just think ‘he plays every week'. I just want to go out and realise my potential. I want to go out and show how good I can be. Last year I was close but I had more to give. Hopefully I will show that this year.

"I’m counting down the days and have been for a while. I’m really excited for the season to start. We have to everything we can to make sure we are better than Bury on the opening day. Our first couple of fixtures are difficult so it’s important we start well.

"I think the league will be a lot stronger this year. There have been some very good teams come up and some good teams come down so it will be interesting."

Brussels born Cuvelier then went on to discuss the injury issues, which have plagued much of his career, revealing that he has considered retirement, he said; "It has been so difficult with injuries. I have had four years of it, non-stop. I can’t explain how difficult it is and how mentally challenging it is. There have been times when I have thought about giving up.

"I am human. My dream and passion has always been to be a professional footballer. But when you get injured and then you come back and get injured again – it’s almost impossible to say how it feels. It is really, really difficult. I hope I can play every game this year."

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