A former darling of Sclessin saw his career change: “I could sign for big clubs” – All football

A former darling of Sclessin saw his career change: “I could sign for big clubs” – All football
A former darling of Sclessin saw his career change: “I could sign for big clubs” – All football

Christian Luyindama had his own style when he led the Standard defense. But he could undoubtedly have aimed for a transfer to one of the five major championships.

Christian Luyindama is currently without a club since terminating his contract at Galatasaray by mutual agreement. Found by La Derniere Heure, the Congolese defender took the opportunity to send a strong appeal to the management of Standard.

But he also addressed one of the big turning points in his career: his cruciate ligament tear during a national team match in November 2019. He will remain in the infirmary for nine months.

“It wasn’t an easy time. I experienced all my rehabilitation during confinement. I was stuck at home” he remembers. A period all the more difficult to live through as several big clubs were knocking on the door.

Stopped in his tracks at Galatasaray

“At the time, I could sign for big clubs. In England, in Germany but I don’t prefer to give names. Everything fell through. It’s logical, no big club is going to spend money money for an injured player, especially when it comes to cruciate ligaments,” he confirms.

Luyindama ended up recovering, but the episode left its mark: “Fortunately, I quickly regained my starting place at Galatasaray but I was in so much pain that I couldn’t continue the matches. I needed time to recover. Gala is a big club that can buy any player. The management couldn’t afford to wait for me to get back to my best and so they bought a new defender.”

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