Sergio Aguero has opened up about how his heart condition forced him to quit football. The Argentine international was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia in late 2021, and after consulting a doctor he was told he would need to withdraw from the game.
He had only signed for Barcelona in the summer of 2021 and appeared only five times in the Blaugrana, and has spoken of continuing to suffer to this day.
“Now I play soccer and I drown. Sometimes I think I can run at least one athlete. I feel like my heart is not working, ”said Aguero.
Aguero also spoke recently about the difficult wait to find out whether he will have to leave football or not after being sidelined with chest pains against Deportivo Alaves in October.
“The first 15 days [after the Alaves game] I had a bad time,” he told his Twitch channel.
“When it happened, I thought it was all right and I would be fine, but when I got to the hospital they left me in a small room with several monitors next to me.
“I realized that something was wrong. And two days after I was admitted to the hospital, I started to feel nervous.”
Aguero will announce his retirement from football in November 2021, about a month after he was first diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias.