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Head coach Lucescu leaves hospital

Head coach Mircea Lucescu left the University Hospital on Monday, after the doctors decided that the patient, who was involved in a car crash on January 6, has fully recovered.

“I thank the doctors that took care of me. I have to continue to be careful but I will shortly return on the pitch. At this moment I feel very well,” he told the reporters and the crowd that gathered in front of the hospital. “Had I won a Champions Cup I don’t think there would have been so many people here to see me,” he added.

Asked whether he will still drive, Shakhtar Donetsk’s head coach answered affirmatively, even making a sarcastic comment about the driver of the tram that hit his car: “I’ll continue to drive, why not? I’m sorry I’ve hit a stationary tram,” Mircea Lucescu stated when leaving University Hospital.

Shortly after his accident, Mircea Lucescu stated for ‘Gazeta Sporturilor’ that although he was guilty because he did not observe the right of way, the tram could have avoided the crash. “The tram could have avoided the collision! I saw it dozens of meters in the distance and I imagined he would hit the brakes. God forgive me but it seems like he wanted to hit me,” Lucescu said.

According to the doctors, a recovery after such an accident could take from 30 to 45 days. Nevertheless, Lucescu can stay at home as long as there are no complications.

Mircea Lucescu was hospitalized within the University Hospital in Bucharest on January 6 with broken ribs and underwent surgery two days later.

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