After less playing time at Manchester United, Jesse Lingard was loaned to Premier League rivals West Ham in January. There, things fell apart for the attacking midfielder, who scored nine goals in ten league matches.
Now the 28-year-old tells how at Manchester United he suffered from a mental illness and was about to take a break from football.
I didn’t intend to stop playing football completely, just take some time off from it. I participated in matches and was happy to sit on the bench, which is not me. I didn’t want to play because I wasn’t even on my mind. I thought of other things and finished, you are trying to play football, but you cannot, he says in an interview with the program. Submit.
Lingard says his mother’s depression, with whom she has lived most of her life, has affected his mental health and that he is now talking about problems to help others.
Putting problems behind him
He also thanks Manchester United for the support he has received from the club.
– I opened to United. I told them what I had been through, what my mother had been through, and the club was always there to help.
Lingard describes the epidemic and the lockdown of Great Britain as a turning point for him and is now on the football field again.
– I feel like my mom and I are taught that when you open up you feel like a butterfly. You’re in a cocoon and after that you can spread your wings, you can fly. it’s a wonderful feeling. Now I put all of this behind me and I can focus on football and my family.
Here you can get help if you feel bad:
Priest on call: phone 112.
Colleague on call: Tel: 08-702 16 80.
1177 Vårdguiden: Can provide information about the closest psychiatric clinic.
Red Cross Support Phone: 0771-800900.