Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue has revealed he almost committed suicide after he was hit by a set of misfortunes.
The 33-year old lost his brother N’Dri Serge and grandfather earlier in the year, coupled with a one year ban from all football activities handed to him by FIFA for failing to pay money owed a former agent.
Although there have been attempts to settle the matter but Eboue, who was on Sunderland’s books before the ban, fears he will not play again.
The former Ivory Coast international admitted that the developments left him at rock-bottom, without the release of the game he loves.
“This is the lowest I’ve been in my career, it’s a bad time. There are a lot of days when I don’t feel like getting out of bed. One day I wanted to kill myself. My family keeps me strong,” he told the Telegraph.
Eboue has also revealed that aside Didier Drogba, he hasn’t been in much contact with former teammate Kolo Toure or the Ivorian Football Federation.
“All of them are my big brothers. I know they know my problem but I hope one day they will call me. Of course it’s disappointing.” the former Arsenal defender added.
“I thought the friendship was stronger. You have to be friends in difficult times. But that’s life. I take it in a good way.”