Forced to give up playing the 2022 World Cup with Morocco, Amine Harit came out of silence on social networks. The attacking midfielder of Olympique de Marseille notably defended the Monegasque Axel Disasi.
Amine Harit’s dream was shattered last Sunday. At the Louis-II stadium, the attacking midfielder of Olympique de Marseille was seriously injured during the victory of the Marseille club against AS Monaco (3-2, 15th day of Ligue 1), after contact with central defender Axel Disasi. Released on a stretcher, the 25-year-old player was fixed the next day on his verdict. Victim of a sprained cruciate ligament in the left knee, the former Nantes player will be away from the field for a long time and must give up playing the 2022 World Cup with the Atlas Lions. Remained silent until then, the native of Pontoise came out of his reserve by publishing a long message on Twitter. Very marked by his absence in Qatar, the Marseillais gave his support to the former Rémois, targeted and summoned by the Blues of Didier Deschamps to replace Presnel Kimpembe.
I waited a bit before speaking because I needed time for myself, with my loved ones. As you can imagine, beyond the physical pain, it’s hard to realize that the dream of a World Cup flies away within a few hours of living it. pic.twitter.com/czX4S0PonP
—Amine Harit (@Amine_000) November 17, 2022
“I don’t hold it against Axel for a moment”
“I waited a bit before speaking because I needed time for myself, with my loved ones. As you can imagine, beyond the physical pain, it’s hard to realize that the dream of a World Cup flies away within a few hours of living it. But as I said in a press conference shortly before the match, for us who are believers it is Destiny, and I accept that. I wish the Lions of Morocco the most beautiful course in the competition, and I know that my brothers will do us proud. Then, I want to say it here as I have already said to him in private: I do not hold it against Axel for a moment. It’s an ordinary game action where we both play the ball, there is nothing intentional. What he suffered on the networks is unacceptable and I’m sorry. Let’s be better humans. Finally, I also wanted to wait calmly to have had my operation. Thanks to Dr. Sonnery-Cottet and his teams for their attention. It’s the biggest injury I’ve ever had, the journey will surely be long and painful, but you know me well: I never give up and I’m already thinking about coming back even stronger. Thanks also to the whole OM club, to the staff who took good care of me from the incident on the pitch in Monaco, and to my teammates for their constant support. Thank you all for the thousands of messages received. Your presence has been invaluable to me, and I can calmly approach this ordeal thanks to you too. Good luck to my teammates in the national team and in the club for the end of the season, I will not take my eyes off you. Take care of yourself. See you soon on the fields. Amine.”