His wounds still seem open. Morally, at least. Since November 2021, Kheira Hamraoui has been living in a complicated situation, following the attack she suffered.
This midweek shakes up his daily life a little more, with, blow after blow, his absence from the list of players retained by coach Hervé Renard for the next World Cup in Australia (July 20-August 20), as well as the release of his autobiography this Wednesday. The former PSG midfielder gave herself to our colleagues from Ouest-France.
The 33-year-old, who has just left the capital club, returns to her absence during the next deadlines of the Blues: "Participating in the World Cup is the dream of every sportsman. This goal helped me to stand. Sportingly it is not for me to judge. I think I had a good end to the season, but in the end it's the coach's decision (...) I have not been in contact with Hervé Renard. For his part, Corinne Diacre's successor also spoke during the presentation of his list on Tuesday: "I told him that the decision was sporting and that it was 100% mine. It was my duty to assume. »
What an emotion to see the cover of my book in Times Square. pic.twitter.com/OAy4GhFQiR
— Kheira Hamraoui (@kheirahamraoui) June 5, 2023
For Kheira Hamraoui, his professionalism is not to be questioned as to the final choice of the coach: "At PSG, I played this season with two players who were against me (Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto) and it worked. We are able to play together and win matches. In all trades, there are people who do not talk to each other, but that does not prevent us from working together. I have always been professional in the field and in group life. (...) I thank her (Corinne Deacon) for having been able to make the distinction during this affair. She only judged me on the sporting level. »
She also explains in the daily "being up and smiling", while affirming that there is still a long way to go: "I think I will never be fully healed. I will have after-effects. Today it's better. I started sleeping alone again, at home, only seven months after the attack. The first night I didn't succeed. I heard noises, I became paranoid. I had to call a friend at 3 a.m. to come and reassure me. My relatives then weaned me as I went. All these difficulties are now behind me. I try not to think about it anymore. »