Wolves defender Romain Saiss has endured a distressing international break.
Saiss was supposed to represent Morocco, but the match was called off due to a military coup in the land of their opponents Guinea.
Now, he has spoken about what he has had to endure in recent days, as quoted by L’Equipe.
“All day long, we saw cars full of armed soldiers at the bottom of our hotel,” he said.
“It was not war, but almost. We could hear gunshots, some players thought it was fireworks.
“It was then explained to us that a coup had been carried out by special forces. That’s when we really became aware of the situation.
“From our windows, we could see soldiers running with some sort of rifle. We thought we were in Call of Duty. “
The most important thing is that Saiss and his international teammates came away from the situation safe and sound.
Saiss is expected back in England soon and should be available for selection against Watford, provided he doesn’t test positive.
Hopefully the incident hasn’t left longer-term consequences, although that is a very real possibility Wolves need to be aware of and sensitive to.
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