Benjamin Pavard admitted this Sunday in ‘Le Parisien’ to have suffered depression during his isolation caused by the Covid-19 health crisis.
He had not dared to ask for the floor last December, when he had already spilled on this “non-obvious period of (its) life “, within a long interview with The team. Very few people know what I went through. he said then. Now that he has recovered, Benjamin Pavard has said a little more about his discomfort, which to this day he no longer tries to hide. In fact, it is a depression from which the defender of Bayern Munich and the French national team, against this Sunday in Denmark (8:45 p.m.), suffered at the time.
“In my head, it was wrong. At first you tell yourself that it’s nothing, that it’s going to happen, but when you see that it persists, that you’re going to train and that you don’t have the banana, you have to react, explains the world champion (26 years old, 45 selections), this Sunday in the parisian. I’m human like everyone else, and even though I have a super nice house with a weight room, I needed contact with others. »
“I don’t like the word depressing, but it was! »
“I woke up, I had no appetite. I tried to stay busy, cook, watch series. But Netflix, okay two minutes… I don’t like the word depressing, but it was! He ends up letting the former Lille player go, bluntly. I will mask myself in front of others and today I feel much better. »
Less efficient in club and national team, Pavard took his time to get out of that bad patch and above all to get back on his feet. “ I came out of all this made a man, it changed me, recognize. I was alone like many footballers and I had to surround myself well to raise my head. »