Birmingham City’s Martin Taylor has revealed that he will feel happier when Eduardo makes a goalscoring return for Arsenal.
The defender has had death threats since his tackle broke Eduardo’s leg in last Saturday’s 2-2 draw at St Andrews.
Taylor told The Independent: “The injury was terrible enough.
“When he gets back to fitness and he puts the ball in the net for Arsenal for the first time, we will all feel much better.
“I will be really happy on the day when I see he is back in the Arsenal and Croatia line-up and when he is scoring goals again.”
“There are people who look at it very differently.
“Getting death threats is difficult to cope with and it has been difficult for my family. Hopefully people will move on but this week has been difficult.”
Taylor visited Eduardo in Hospital to offer an apology to the Arsenal forward.
“I went to see him (Eduardo) on Saturday but, unfortunately, he was still recovering from an operation, so first thing on Sunday morning I went to the hospital and he was really good to see me,” he added.
The defender admitted he was worried how the striker would react to his visit.
“I was mindful of this and I thought maybe he wouldn’t want to see me, which would have been fair enough because of the trauma,” he continued.
“Although there was a language barrier, I just said that I didn’t mean him any harm at all and that I hoped he made a quick recovery.
“He took it on board and nodded. I was just really glad we could communicate. He is obviously a really strong man.
“Since then, I have read in the papers that he would be happy for me to visit him. That’s something I’d like to do.”