Diogo Jota releases heartbreaking statement after injury ruins World Cup dream

Diogo Jota releases heartbreaking statement after injury ruins World Cup dream

Rene Otinga
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:14 PM
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  • Diogo Jota has declared “one of his dreams has collapsed” after he was ruled out of the World Cup in Qatar with a muscle injury
  • The 25-year-old Liverpool forward sustained the injury in the fierce clash against Manchester City on Sunday, October 16
  • Jota is likely to be out for more than a month as a result of the injury

Liverpool star Diogo Jota has opened up for the first time on his devastating muscle injury that ultimately ruled him out if the World Cup in Qatar,

On Tuesday, October 18, Jurgen Klopp confirmed the Portuguese star would not be able to represent his country in Qatar after sustaining a muscle injury in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Manchester City.

Klopp explained that it is a case of months on the sidelines for Jota, with the World Cup less than five weeks away.

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Diogo Jota of Liverpool goess with a injury during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on October 16, 2022. Photo by Andrew Powell.
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Jota was withdrawn from the game against Manchester City deep in the second half in a stretcher in the latest blow to the Wolves star, who has battled a series of injuries this season.

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Taking to social media after the disappointing news, Jota gave fans a glimpse of what was on his mind, tweeting:

“After such a good night at Anfield mine ended in the worst way! In the last minute one of my dreams collapsed.”
“I will be one more supporting from the outside, club and country, and fighting to be back as soon as possible.”

The only comforting news for Jota amid a devastating period is the fact that he will not have to undergo any surgery after his latest setback.

From a Liverpool perspective, Jota’s absence greatly reduces Liverpool’s options in the squad amid what is already proving to be a tough season.

Jurgen Klopp already lost Luis Diaz, who went down with injury in the 3-2 defeat to Arsenal.

Richarlison speaks on World Cup dream after injury

Earlier, Sports Brief also reported on another superstar, Richarlison’s chances of making the World Cup after his latest injury.

The Brazilian admitted his dream was in jeopardy after picking up an injury in Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday, October 15.

Brazilian journalist Joao Castelo-Branco later revealed Richarlison was inconsolable after the injury, and the forward was spotted walking with crutches.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.
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