Tonny Vilhena processed loss of mother on the football field
Footballer Tonny Vilhena made his debut this year in Orange, won the cup with Feyenoord and has signed until the summer of 2018 a new contract. But his year was overshadowed by the death of his mother, Jeannette. “On the field I can really ales forgotten. Football is for me the ideal outlet.”
“I’m not much of a talker, I prefer my left.” In an interview with Heroes Magazine talks to the footballer for the first time about his mother who at the end of October died. “Actually, I do not have, because then I need to immediately cry,” he says.
Normal Vilhena is not the tattoos confesses he’s on, but after the death of my mother, he has her death on my middle finger tattooed. “During a race, I look to that finger. It gives me strength and the feeling that they are always with me,” he says.
In the Europe League match against Manchester United on 15 september Vilhena to score a goal. His mother was already too sick to race in The Cockpit view, but followed the race from home. “After my goal, she jumped out of bed and she has rondgedanst in the living room. She was so happy, so happy.”
Vilhena was to own say a mother’s boy. “I was still living at home. When I go to a soccer practice went, I had a message send or call when I had arrived. Also, if I were abroad, I had photos appen.” Also when he came home from a workout, waiting for his mother on him. “Then she asked how it had gone or what I wanted to eat. Now I walk, sometimes a little aimlessly around.”
From the whole football world can Vilhena count on much support. “The day my mother died, Dirk Kuijt with us along to show his support. Also came trainer Van Bronckhorst. All support gave a lot of comfort and I am there they are so grateful for that.”