Since his big-money move to Everton, Michael Keane has admitted he reached “rock bottom” when struggling to deal with form or health problems.
“It was a major turnaround time because I sort of came to my ‘rock bottom’,” Keane told BBC Sport in an interview.
Everton’s failures caused him to lie too, out of humiliation:
“I didn’t want to go anywhere. I didn’t want to meet anybody.”
“I was a little humiliated about how things were going on the field and I didn’t want to be noticed everywhere, didn’t want to do much at all.”
he finally admitted all of it to his family. The center-back, though, has found support by going to a sports counselor, helping him to “keep up”:
From then on I grew stronger and stronger with the support of my family and friends so I began going to a sports psychologist that I still frequently do now to just keep dealing with things.”