Dustin Martin reveals the struggle with motivation last season after his fathers were deported with cyclists
& # 39; The things that make you happy, are friends and family & # 39 ;: Footy superstar Dustin Martin reveals that he struggled with motivation last season after his bikie-associated father was deported
- Dustin Martin says he is ready to tackle 2019 after an unmotivated 2018
- His father, Shane, was sent from Australia to Australia in March 2017
- Martin had a successful year in 2017 and won premiership and Brownlow medal
- He then said that 2018 & # 39; weird & # 39; was for him and did not know what the next was for the year
Lauren Ferri for daily post Australia
Football superstar Dustin Martin says he is ready to tackle 2019 after he struggles with the motivation after the deportation of his bikie-associated father.
The father of the Richmond star, Shane Martin, was deported from Australia to New Zealand in 2017 under the Immigration Act on & # 39; character grounds & # 39 ;.
The 14-year relationship of his father with the frightening bikie gang of the rebels, as well as a criminal record that was affected by heavy charges and drug trafficking, eventually led to his banishment.
After having won a successful year in 2017 with the premiership and the Brownlow medal as the best player in the league, Martin told the Herald Sun that he is odd & # 39; weird & # 39; felt in 2018.
Football superstar Dustin Martin (photo) says he is ready to tackle 2019 after he struggles with motivation after the deportation of his bike-friendly father
The father of the Richmond star, Shane Martin (pictured left), was deported from Australia in March 2017 to New Zealand under the immigration law on & # 39; character grounds & # 39;
The 27-year-old AFL star said he learned a lot from the past year, although he felt unmotivated
The 27-year-old AFL star said he learned a lot from the past year.
& # 39; 2018 was a strange feeling (for me). Early in the year. I thought: & # 39; I do not know what the future offers & # 39 ;, & # 39; said Martin.
Although he felt he had no motivation and struggled all year round, he also realized what was important to him.
& # 39; You think you can win all these things and it will make you happy, but the reality is that the things that make you happy are your friends and your family and all those things, & # 39; said Martin.
Martin left the Brownlow medal in 2017, before he led the Richmond Tigers to the AFL premiership a few days later.
Dustin paid tribute to his father, both during his acceptance speech in Brownlow and after winning the grand finale, and named him his "best friend."
His father Shane failed in his profession against his deportation at the end of 2017.
It was his 14-year relationship with the frightening bikebende the rebels that eventually led to his banishment
The 27-year-old said he learned a lot from the past year after winning the Brownlow medal as the best player of the AFL in 2017
Martin spent a large part of the AFL out of season with a trip around the world next to Collingwood star Dane Swan and another trip to South America.
The footy star also visited New Zealand several times to spend time with his father.
I am always a pretty motivated person, but unconsciously you can go through the movements a bit, & # 39; he said.
He spent a large part of the AFL out of season, traveling around the world alongside former Collingwood star Dane Swan and another trip to South America