Bayern Munich defender and French international Benjamin Pavard (26) has revealed in Le Parisien that he suffered from depression as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaking to L’Équipe back in December, Pavard revealed that he was going through a “tricky” period in his life, adding, “few people knew what I was going through.”
Speaking to Le Parisien, Pavard has now revealed that he was suffering from depression. “In my head, things weren’t right. At the start, you say it’s nothing, that it will pass, but when you see that it persists and then you go to training and you don’t have a smile on your face, you have to react,” he said.
“Like everyone else, I’m human, and even if I have a beautiful house with a gym, I needed human contact. I woke up in the mornings, I didn’t have an appetite. I tried to take care of myself, to cook, to watch TV series. I don’t like the word depression, but it was that. I hid it from everyone but today I feel a lot better. I came out of it all a better man. It changed me,” he added.