‘I FEEL ABANDONED’ Star Defender Vent Out His Frustration

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Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue has further spoke out about his heartbreaking downward spiral that has left him feeling “abandoned.”

The 34-year-old revealed in December how going broke has led him to the brink of suicide.

Eboue lost a divorce battle that left his wife Aurelie with all of their assets and how he has no contact with his three children.

He admitted how he would turn off all the lights in his house to hide from bailiffs and pile everything behind the door.

And in a recent interview with French TV show Canal, he opened up on the heartbreak of his divorce and how it has left him feeling alone.

The free agent also spoke of his desperation to make a comeback on the pitch.

He said: “All I want is to return to football once more. I still possess ability.

“I would even go to places like Baghdad or Pakistan just to play football. I don’t care where.

“I live with my bags already packed, as there is a chance I could be kicked out of my house.

“I don’t have anyone by my side nowadays. I feel abandoned.

“I used to get on well with my children and my family, and now I am completely alone.

“Football is an ungrateful world. It is no longer about talent – instead it is money and business.

“It hurts me. I no longer switch on the TV when I am at home, as when I see my friends playing football I am happy for them – but deep down within myself I am in tears.

“When I got divorced I realised that there was nothing left in my bank account. I couldn’t believe it.

“I never thought that someone who had lived with me, and had children with me, could do this.

“You see things like this happen in films, but I never thought it could happen to me.

“I was naïve about it.”

Eboue spent seven years in the Premier League and pocketed millions of pounds during his time with Arsenal.

He the moved to Galatasaray where he revealed he “earned eight million euros. I sent seven million back home. Whatever she tells me to sign, I sign.

“The money I earned, I sent it to my wife for our children.”


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