Khedira will be ready for SWC
Sami Khedira (Supplied)
Cape Town - German midfielder Sami Khedira is more confident than ever that he
will be ready for the World Cup opener against Portugal on June 16.
Khedira has been grappling with a knee injury for the most of the
past season and until just recently the situation had appeared to be rather
grave. While the Real Madrid player admits that he is nowhere near his peak
just yet, he is confident he will be in the not too distant future.
"I am fit, but there are still a few things that I have to
work on," Khedira told journalist at the German training camp on Thursday.
"I will have to take things one step at a time, though. My
objective was to make the World Cup and things have been going very well. I
think that I will be in peak condition again by June 16," added the German
"You should always listen to your body, but I'm not holding
back in training. I am doing additional exercises next to squad training to be
prepared as well as possible."
Khedira missed out on most of Madrid's successful Champions League
campaign and was no doubt sorely missed during the league season, which didn’t
quite go according to script. The battle to get back into the fray has been as
much a mental one as it has been a physical one.
"It was a long and hard road to get back. I worked very hard
to make the World Cup."