Nihat himself was one of Villarreal´s biggest losses, with the Turkey international missing for over six months after suffering a serious knee injury during training in November. Robert Pires and Gonzalo Rodriguez were also long-term knee injury victims for the ´Yellow Submarine´, while Pascal Cygan was sidelined with a knee problem as well.
"The first thing that I ask for is good health, ahead of the tough season that is in front of us," he said. "Last year we had a lot of bad luck in this respect and it affected us a lot. For me personally, fortunately I am very well - my knee is perfect."
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