Ballack believed the end was nigh

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Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack feared his career was over after two ankle operations left him sidelined for eight months.

Ballack returned to the first team squad for the first time since April but had to be content with a place on the substitutes´ bench against Liverpool in their quarter-final tie at Stamford Bridge.

The Germany captain, speaking to German newspaper Die Zeit, said: "I always believe I would come back. But I have also been incredibly occupied with the injury. I had thousands of questions and none were answered. And sometimes I thought ´Man, you are 31, you´ve had 14 good years as a pro. Maybe it is over´."

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