During Barcelona's match against Alaves on Matchday 12 of the 2021/22 La Liga season, Sergio Aguero shocked the footballing world. Tragically, the Argentine cluthced his chest and fell to the ground in a dizzy state. The then Barcelona player was submitted into hospital where, after a medical examination, he decided it was time to retire due to heart problems.
Kun recently appeared on the 'El Hormiguero' programme and relived the defining match. "I started to feel weird and I wanted to shout to the ref to stop the match but I couldn't speak. Then I started to feel dizzy, so I grabbed one of the defender's hands and he asked for the match to be stopped. After going dizzy, the arrythmia started. When it stopped, they took me to hospital and I spent three days there."
Aguero confessed that just before the season started, he suffered a similar situation. "I started to feel weird during pre-season, with strange sensations, but I thought they were from training, the heat... It was after my injury and I'd spent a month out, I felt uncomfortable. Then I went back to training and I over did it. One day I told the doctor I felt bad, then I went a bit dizzy and the arrythmia started. They did tests on me and everything went well, but it happened again in the stadium", he recalled.
The Argentine said the first arrythmia lasted "25 seconds", while the one he suffered on the pitch lasted "a minute and a bit". "You feel your heart beating really quickly. Those 30 or 45 seconds feel like five minutes", he said.
Following the second arrythmia, Aguero decided it was time to retire. "The doctor said I could keep playing, but that it would happen again and it would be worse. After a lot of thinking, I said: 'That's enough, I'm 33 years old, I've got a son and a life ahead of me".
On another subject, the ex City player thinks that Real Madrid are going to win this year's Champions League. "It's going to be hard, but I think they have the edge. They have more experience of finals. Liverpool will respect them and know how tricky Madrid are. Truthfully, I don't mind who wins", he finished.