Jonathan Woodgate(credit: Wikipedia
Tottenham defender Jonathan Woodgate is refusing to give up on his career despite another injury setback.
The 31-year-old ended a 16-month absence from the first-team by playing just over half an hour of Spurs’ Champions League victory at AC Milan, but he is now facing another two weeks on the sidelines with a strained adductor muscle.
However, Woodgate is confident he will overcome the latest setback, and he is determined to fight for his place at White Hart Lane.
The former Real Madrid and Newcastle United centre-back said: “Injuries are part and parcel of the game but you never give up.
“A lot of people said I'd never get back but I kept fighting and the comments that I'd never get back spurred me on.
“You just have to keep going - you prove people wrong who said you wouldn't get back and you prove right those people who said you will.
“There were a lot of tough days but at the end of the day there is only you that can get on with it and can stay mentally tough and strong and wait for your chance.
“I don't give up, I never give up. There were a lot of people with different opinions that said I would never play, but I took all of that with a pinch of salt.
“I am determined to get fully fit, I won't let anyone say that I can't get fit."