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Valère Germain cried when he was not picked for the Arsenal match

Speaking in an interview with L’Équipe, AS Monaco forward Valère Germain revealed that when he was not picked to be in the squad for the Champions League knock-out contest with Arsenal in 2015, he cried.

“I did not understand. I thought that I deserved to be on the bench more than others. The coach thought that they could bring more than I could. I had my entire family in London, it was difficult, I cried at the end of the match. It was a painful episode and it was also why I wanted to leave. But without that episode, I would not be here today. I had to find enjoyment elsewhere. Everything happens for a reason, even the bad things. Maybe I am better today. Maybe I could have performed in that season two years ago, if I had played more. Aside from that, my fifteen goals with Nice made people turn their heads. I had done enough to change the coach’s mind.”


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