Vaz Te On Comeback!

Last updated : 03 June 2009 By Matt Bottom

Vaz Te told the Bolton Evening News, "The diagnoses of my injuries were career-ending, which is very scary at my age but it has been addressed well," he said. "To look forward to the future is great because it's quite bright now.

"It's like I have been in the dark for two years and the sun has just started shining.

"It's helped me keep the faith and hopefully I can come back and change people's minds about me.

"For two years people have been asking: Where is Vaz Te? Is he on loan? That's disappointing. They don't really know what has been going on.

"Perhaps they think I'm not good enough, or that I have gone big time, or that I'm a different player than I was three or four years ago in the Sam Allardyce era. That's not the case — I have just been unlucky with injuries and I have to deal with that. Everyone is out enjoying their summer now but I am enjoying it here. It has been a while since I did this kind of running and training.

"If it gets me back playing, and for the fans to see that I am not dead, I am still here, then I will try my best. Hopefully they will love me more than before.

"If I get back for the start of pre-season I'd be delighted but I am trying not to put a time on my recovery. That is what I did wrong before, so I am trying to stick to the plan which is nine months — in August.

"If I need a bit of extra time, I will take it. People will appreciate it because I won't be injured again in three months, which makes people start doubting me, as they are doing right now.

"I am only concerned with getting fit and when I do, I can get their love back."