‘I knew from my time in Lyon’ – Maxwel Cornet reflects on injury struggle

Maxwel Cornet has expressed his desire to lift the Conference League trophy in Prague this June, writes the WHW.

Despite a promising start at West Ham, the former Burnley player has had a difficult time since his arrival in August. He was eager to score goals and provide assists, and in the early games of the season, he managed to record five assists in the Conference League and even scored a late equaliser against Chelsea, which unfortunately was disallowed.

However, his season was disrupted when he sustained an injury to his calf muscle during a match against Wolves, which initially appeared to be minor. Unfortunately, the injury proved to be more serious than initially anticipated and he was sidelined for five months. Cornet had hoped to make a significant impact in his debut season at West Ham and was disappointed to be struck down by injury.

In an effort to support Cornet’s mental wellbeing, manager David Moyes allowed him to return to his hometown in France, where he received treatment from specialists in Lyon. He returned to England in the New Year and had made considerable progress in his recovery.

He explained: “Everyone at the Club, the staff of West Ham, tried to find the best option to try to heal the injury and that way we decided I would go back to Lyon and make something else to help. I worked in a private clinic with specialists I knew from my time in Lyon who we could trust and we got it right.”

“It was really important for me to have the support of my teammates, we spoke a lot and they made me feel comfortable and told me: ‘Do not worry, you’re going to be back soon and we’re going to do the job’.”

“You can’t underestimate this competition, it’s an important competition, for us the players, for the Club and the coach too. So, in every game in this tournament, we will give 100 per cent.”

“European football is different, but you have the same goal. To win a trophy for the Club can be the best thing for me for my first season. It was not a season for me with my injury, but now I am back and I want to do everything to go to the final and win this trophy.”