Torreira turned to therapy amid 'bad time' with the Gunners

Tue 27 July 2021 | 15:28

Arsenal Uruguayan midfielder has talked about the challenges he faced during his second season at Emirates Stadium.

Lucas Torreira





in 2018 and experienced a splendid debut season at the Emirates Stadium, however, after suffering from an ankle injury in his second season and Mikel Arteta taking charge at the club, the Uruguay international experienced a severe decline in his playing time.

Falling down Arteta’s pecking order and not being able to show his potential in the field were so hard for Torreira that the 25-year-old had to seek the assistance of a psychologist.

"A year ago I was working with a psychologist in Spain because, in the second year at Arsenal, I played very little,”

Torreira told

El Otro Partido


"It was hard for me to really take it in because my life depends on football and when I don’t play I have a very bad time, I am in a very bad mood and many things happen.

"That’s why I started with him and he was giving me a hand with that topic.

"Many years ago they would say to you 'but how are you going to go to a psychologist, are you crazy?' And today it is very important, especially for those of us who experience a lot of situations in terms of being away from your family."

source: SportMob

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