England left-back Danny Rose said he is pleased with the support he received since speaking about his battle with depression before the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Rose was depressed because of his slow recovery from injury.
Rose said in an interview in June that he’s passing a bad phase in his life. A combination of the slow progress of his knee injury and some family problems made Rose suffer for a while.
The English defender said his coaches, teammates and even fans had shared their own stories with him to help him relate. Rose told Daily Mirror,
“The reaction I’ve had has been unbelievable. “I was back home in Doncaster over the weekend. My brother plays for Grimsby, and I was at the game [against Forest Green Rovers]. I had two people come up to me at the game thanking me for what I’d said.”
“They had suffered from it, and it had helped them. [When] I went away with England, there was a member of staff there who’d suffered from it and [they] thanked me as well. It just made me wish maybe I’d done it sooner. Or maybe after the World Cup, but yes, I’m glad I did it in the end.”
A news outlet named The Mirror published the original story about Danny Rose, on the morning of England’s pre-World Cup friendly against Costa Rica. The defender revealed he woke up that morning to some messages from people expressing thanks.
Even England manager Gareth Southgate showed him support and motivated him during his tough times.
“Then that night we played against Costa Rica. And after the game, the manager said that it was one of the best games he’d seen me play. It was as though I’d got a lot of things off my chest.”