Aguero said that 10 days before the final game he suffered a fright and begged the opponent to stop, clutching his chest

SERGIO AGUERO spoke for the first time in detail about the moment when he became ill in his last professional game.

The 33-year-old also admitted that he had an irregular heartbeat BEFORE the final match, but after tests he was allowed to continue playing.


Aguero asked the Alaves player to stop the gameCredit: REUTERS
The 33-Year-Old Football Player Admitted That He Had An Irregular Heartbeat Before The Final Match.


The 33-year-old football player admitted that he had an irregular heartbeat before the final match.1 credit

Manchester City legend Aguero said in a radio interview in Argentina: “My body has already warned me that something is going on.

“Ten days before what happened, I had a very short arrhythmia in training, and after checking everything seemed to be in order, but then it happened in the match. It wasn’t what I expected.”

He added, after detailing for the first time the discomfort he experienced during the October 30 match against Alaves, which was only fifth for him in a Barcelona shirt: .

“I thought it was because of the match and because I started the game for the first time in a long time.

“There was a moment when I started to feel weak and feel like I was dizzy, and I jumped to the ball with my head, and my head was even more dizzy.

“That’s when I took the Alaves defender by the hand and told him, ‘Listen, I’m feeling dizzy, stop the game.’

“He started screaming, the referee looked at me, he saw that I was clutching my chest, I felt like I was drowning, and he stopped the match, and the doctor ran onto the field, and when I fell to the ground, the attack began. That’s why I stayed a little longer.”

Agüero, who announced his retirement at a tearful press conference at the Camp Nou in December due to heart problems, also confirmed in the same Radio 10 interview that he would go to the 2022 World Cup with Argentina.

He did not rule out that he would eventually join the coaching staff of Argentine manager Lionel Scaloni’s national team for the World Cup.

But he hinted that the prestigious tournament could have taken place a year earlier than he could think of an official post.

Aguero said: “I’m going to go to the World Cup. We are considering meeting this week.

“I want to go, and if I go, I will be with the guys and I will go to training.

“It won’t be a problem, but the truth is I’m not sure about the idea of ​​being locked up again for that long because I was at the World Cup as a player but never as a spectator.”

Confirming that he had spoken to both Scaloni and Argentine Football Association president Claudio Tapia, Agüero said: “I don’t think Scaloni will be upset if I say I spoke to him. He called me and the guys and Chiki Tapia.

“We are looking to see if we can make a difference and what we can do. The fact is that this is all quite recent, and it is a pity that this World Cup is just around the corner.

“If there was more time, we could organize a formal planning process. But I will go to Qatar to cheer the players on, even if it ends up being nothing more than that.”

Aguero is said to have received four job offers after announcing he is retiring from professional football after a short holiday in Dubai with girlfriend Sofia Calzetti.

One of these was reportedly as an ambassador to Manchester City, where he became the club’s ten-year Premier League record holder.

As an option, the role in the coaching team of Argentine coach Lionel Scaloni at the World Cup, as well as a position in one of the country’s national youth teams, was also described.

Earlier this month, Agüero lifted his shirt during a Twitch broadcast to show fans the microchip he implanted into himself during a cardiac catheterization in a Barcelona hospital after his last professional match.

He further joked that he glows at night like Iron Man: “I think my girlfriend put in a chip to see where I am.”

Aguero admitted in his radio interview on Friday that he cried after doctors told him after surgery that they thought he would no longer be able to play.

He said: “The first 15 days were pretty tough. I tried not to watch matches. And still, although from time to time I look out of the corner of my eye.

“I watch matches, but it’s not like it used to be when I watch games all the time.”

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