Maribor midfielder Aleks Pihler is playing regularly again, but still suffering: ‘It takes me half an hour to get up in the morning, I’m already walking hard’
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After a long year on the sidelines, Aleks Pihler has become active again and at the same time an important member of the of Maribor. The 29-year-old midfielder has played in 10 matches this season and new coach Ante Šimundža also trusts him. But Alex Pihler is still not 100%. The former member of Domžale, Triglav and Zavrč admitted that even after his return to action, he is still feeling the effects of the injury that kept him away from the pitch for many months.
“I’m still struggling with my injury,” admitted Aleks Pihlerto for the Navijaška Cona explained. ”I am struggling day by day. I feel great at the beginning of the week, but it gets harder as the workload increases. After the game is the highlight. It takes me half an hour to get myself together in the morning. I am already walking with difficulty.”
At the same time, Aleks Pihler added that there were moments when he was quite desperate. Also because at first it was not at all clear what was really bothering him: ‘We didn’t know what was happening. We suspected a bone fracture, but it turned out to be quite innocent. The other part of the ankle was injured, the talus was fractured, which is one of the more serious injuries. Even Jack Wilshere said it was his toughest. It was the reason he quit professional football. It takes time, but now I can play seriously again and that’s the most important thing.”
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