Potential Chelsea FC target and AS Monaco striker Radamel Falcao spoke to the media following his side’s victory over Ligue 1 side Nantes and said that he still has hope that he will be fit for the World Cup. Falcao tore ligaments in his knee against French side Monts d’Or Azergues Foot in late January and many believed that the striker would miss the World Cup and barely be fit for the start of the next club season. According to Falcao, he has made significant progress and is recovering quickly with the goal of playing in Rio in mind.
Falcao’s comments on his recovery:
“I’m recovering quickly. Physiotherapy is going very well. I’m going to return to Spain to continue my recovery. The knee has responded very well, which allowed me to gain momentum in the work. I’m happy because the evolution is very positive. I’m a little ahead of what was expected, but we know very well that it’s day to day that we’ll see the evolution. I have the desire and motivation to return.”
Jose Mourinho spoke about Falcao earlier in the season and said that a striker and player of his caliber should be playing for a real team and in front of real fans, not at AS Monaco. The club was recently taken over and the influx of cash has seen them spend big on stars like Falcao but the club plays in relative anonymity in a stadium that sits around 10,000 fans. Not quite the big stage that a player like Falcao deserves after he set Europe alight at Porto and Atletico Madrid.
If Falcao does indeed return for the World Cup, it could be used as another audition for other clubs to come and place a bid on the player with Chelsea near the top of that list. Reports have suggested that the Blues have already agreed a fee for Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa but until that is made official then any other striker on the market is a potential target. It is a longshot that Falcao plays for Columbia in the World Cup but if the 28 year old does make his return then plenty of clubs will be on hand to see what he can do following his injury.
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