The 33-year-old midfielder, who gave an interview to Heute from the Austrian press, said that he had a psychologically difficult process for many years due to his shoulder injury.
Reminding that he has not been able to play since 2017 due to his injury, Veli Kavlak said, “Actually, my retirement is a situation that has been known for a long time. But I couldn’t make an official statement because I was mentally devastated. I was very upset, I couldn’t make myself accept to quit football for a long time. Unfortunately, there’s nothing I can do to go back now.” used the phrases.
Emphasizing that the injury on his shoulder still continues, Veli Kavlak said, “I tried different treatments. I had a total of 15 surgeries, 9 of which were on my shoulder. I tried very hard to return. But I realized with sadness that this would not be possible.” made its assessment.
Veli, who started his professional career with the Rapid Wien jersey, from which he grew up, was transferred to Beşiktaş in 2011 for a testimonial fee of 750 thousand euros and wore the black and white jersey until 2018, when his contract expired. Veli Kavlak could not continue his career due to his injury.
Veli Kavlak, who played 31 games for the Austrian National Team, had 8 goals and 15 assists in 152 games for Beşiktaş.