England defender Danny Rose speaks just before world cup for the first time about depression

A few days before he on the plane to Russia to get, the English defender Danny Rose, an opponent of the Red Devils in group G of the world cup, no that he is this season a depression has had.

Danny Rose © Belga Image

Danny Rose is doing for the first time, his story in several newspapers, including The Guardian. The 27-year-old left Tottenham tells us that his depression was caused by the combination of an injury from which he with difficulty recovered, and a few in short succession following familietragedies.

“It is no secret that I have this season at Tottenham to the test, am made,’ said Rose. ‘It brought me to a psychologist and I was diagnosed with depression. No one knew of them. I even have my mother and father nothing told, so they will probably be angry if she read this’.


By a severe knee injury that he in January last year, rose, was the teammate of Red Devils Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembélé eight months on the side, while the Spurs high tops flat. That has, according to him, everything is set in motion. Initially, it was to tell him that he is not a surgery had to undergo, but when he may return to training, he had again pain and he had to eventually go under the knife.

It worked on his mind. “I was very, very easy, very angry,” says Rose. “I no longer wanted to play football, I did not want to be the rehab start, the only thing I wanted to do was in my bed.’


On top there was that Rose in a short time, had to deal with some negative experiences: during his rehabilitation, got his uncle out of life, then, was his mother the victim of a racist incident and to make matters worse, it was his brother by an attacker shot at him.

Danny Rose © Belga Image

His depression has him months in bed and on the medication taken, ” he says. ‘The English national team is my salvation,” says Rose. He was still miserable and became more and more isolated at Tottenham. “I have the luck that England me a way out has provided, to take me mentally back to freshen up. I can be the manager (Gareth Southgate, ed.) and the medical staff cannot thank you enough.’

‘It was very heavy and it has me very much helped the club to me doorverwees to a doctor and a psychologist. Now I take no medication, I feel good again and look forward to how far we can go in Russia.’

World cup

Rose is part of the 23-man world cup selection of England, in group G play against the Red Devils. The Three Lions play tonight against Costa Rica in their last oefenmatch, may start Rose in the base.

Although Rose his family like he had had in Russia, he has asked them not to come because he fears for racism by Russian fans. “I told them that I didn’t actually want them to come to Russia because I’m concerned for their safety. That would be my preparation to disrupt.’

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