The left-back suffered the first relegation of his career last term as Watford, who take on Stoke in the Championship on Friday night, were relegated from the Premier League, while off the field he had struggles too.
Masina injured a tendon in his thigh during pre-season, which required surgery, while like the rest of the public he has had to cope with the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
And when asked if 2020 was the toughest year of his career so far, Masina said: “For sure, for sure.â¨
“That was my first relegation and, I have to be honest, I didn’t react in a good way and I couldn’t enjoy my summer holiday.
“When you are not able to achieve your goals it is tough for everyone, not just for the footballer, but for everyone.
“For me, personally, it was really, really hard. I spent the pandemic and lockdown at home, fortunately I had my family with me. But I agree with you, it was a really tough year.
“Maybe I overworked in the summer [and got injured as a result], but I think I can learn from this experience. I can learn from 2020 and work on 2021.”
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