"I am not far off getting my full form back.
"I am happy that I am feeling better with myself but the important thing is that I am playing again.
"It is nice to put those fitness problems behind me. No-one likes that."
Referring to the World Cup:
"I felt I had got back to full fitness for the World Cup. But you always want more from yourself.
"You set yourself high standards and more important goals. You try to improve even more. It is important you strive to get better.
"When I decided to represent my country at the World Cup, I didn't just do it with my heart. I gave it a lot of thought and used my head to make the decision.
"There is nothing more important in a footballer's life than the chance to represent your country in such an important competition. I thought I was fine and when I came back I thought the injury had gone away.
"I had three weeks on holiday and during one of those I didn't do any work on the leg whatsoever. I thought it was all going to be okay. With hindsight you tend to learn from these things.
"It is normal to push yourself and try to get more out of your own game."