Former Arsenal defender Emmanuel Eboue has informed the Mirror he’s financially ruined and is battling with suicidal ideas.
Eboue, 34, has not performed soccer since seeing his Sunderland contract cancelled after being hit with a year-long FIFA ban in March 2016 over a contractual dispute with a former agent.
The previous Ivory Coast worldwide stated he’s nonetheless dwelling within the dwelling he shared along with his ex-wife Aurelie in North London earlier than a divorce battle that noticed her awarded all of their belongings.
He stated he was because of give up possession three weeks in the past however stays in the home, along with his belongings in luggage, awaiting the order to depart.
“I can not afford the cash to proceed to have any lawyer or barrister,” he stated. “I’m in the home however I’m scared. As a result of I do not know what time the police will come.
“Generally I shut off the lights as a result of I do not need individuals to know that I’m inside. I put the whole lot behind the door.
“My very own home. I suffered to purchase my home however I’m now scared. I’m not going to promote my garments or promote what I’ve. I’ll struggle till the tip as a result of it isn’t truthful.”
Eboue, who joined Galatasaray after leaving Arsenal in 2011, stated he had despatched the overwhelming majority of his earnings to his spouse and three youngsters throughout his time in Turkey.
“I look again and say: ‘Emmanuel, you could have been naive… why did not you concentrate on that earlier than?’ It’s exhausting,” he stated. “Very, very exhausting.
“The cash I earned, I despatched it to my spouse for our kids. In Turkey I earned €eight million. I despatched €7m again dwelling. No matter she tells me to signal, I signal.
“She is my spouse. The issues with FIFA have been due to individuals advising me. People who find themselves alleged to care. However it was due to them FIFA banned me.”
He stated he has no contact along with his youngsters and added: “It pains me to be alone with out them.”
Eboue, who stated he had been compelled to observe Arsenal in a neighborhood pub as a result of he can not afford the tv subscription charges, stated he was decided to not comply with within the path of former Ivory Coast teammate Steve Gohouri, whose physique was discovered within the Rhine river in 2015.
“We performed collectively for the Ivory Coast nationwide group a few years in the past,” he stated. “He was depressed loads. He killed himself. He killed himself.
“I did the whole lot with him. He was taking part in for Wigan in England. Then he went to Germany. Then he went down into the leagues under.
“Sooner or later he could not take it. He acquired into his automobile and drove into the ocean. They seemed for him for one week earlier than they discovered him.
“Since I put his story in my head I’ve been decided to not do what he did.
“I pray day-after-day. I need God to assist me. To assist me to take it out of my head. I do not wish to take into consideration suicidal ideas. I need God to convey my morale up.”
Eboue stated he would welcome the prospect to work with Arsenal or the Skilled Footballers’ Affiliation (PFA), however he might be supplied an opportunity to return to work with Galatasaray.
Galatasaray boss Fatih Terim is reportedly prepared to provide Eboue a task teaching the under-14 aspect and informed CNN Turk: “We are going to do no matter we will to assist my pal.”
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