Hermann hungry for Pompey points

03 November 2010 03:15
Portsmouth defender Hermann Hreidarsson is delighted to be back playing again after overcoming a career-threatening Achilles injury.[LNB] The 36-year-old Icelandic international, who joined Pompey after leaving Charlton in summer 2007 and has since made 94 appearances for the club, made his comeback in recent weeks featuring as a late substitute in the recent Championship victories over Hull and Nottingham Forest as well as playing 90 minutes for the reserves against neighbours Havant and Waterlooville on Monday.[LNB]However, Hreidarsson said that when he suffered the injury against Tottenham in March he thought he had played his last game.[LNB]He told the News: "When it happened at Spurs I felt a bit sorry for myself for about two hours. I've been lucky throughout my career with injuries, but at that moment I thought that had been my last game.[LNB]"It was a nasty injury to be fair, a career-ending injury, so it looked like the end. I definitely felt a bit sorry for myself. Then I thought 'do you know what, it's not going to end this way'. At that moment I decided I was going to do everything in my power to make sure I would be back out there and playing football again.[LNB]"The reward was so big to me just to make it back. Luckily it has gone right so far and now it's a matter of getting a few more cobwebs out. It's such a privilege playing football, I still have a lot of passion for the game and I will keep going until the legs fall off me."

Source: Team_Talk