Sergio Agüero has recently opened up on his condition after he was diagnosed of cardiac problems in December forcing him to make an early retirement just after signing for Barcelona.
According to the Manchester City Legend, he said that he losses his breath if he tried to play football now.
The former Barcelona player stated that;
“If I try to play football now, I run out of breath. Sometimes I wonder if I will be able to sprint again. I just feel my heart doesn’t work properly.”
What happened to Agüero?
Aguero was diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia – or irregular heartbeat – following discomfort in his chest during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Alaves in October. He was forced to announce his early retirement in December.
He played only six games for the Blaugrana, having joined in the summer in what he termed as a “dream” move following a decade at Manchester City.
Why did Sergio Agüero retire?
The Manchester City record goalscorer, who joined Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer, was substituted in October’s 1-1 draw with Alaves after getting medical attention on the pitch for chest pains and dizziness.
Argentina’s striker was hospitalized for cardiac tests and was subsequently declared out for three months.
However, Aguero did not return to the field before announcing his retirement from football on Wednesday at the Nou Camp.
“This conference is to express that I have decided to retire from football,” an emotional Aguero stated.
“This is a very trying time. The decision I’ve made is primarily for my health, as a result of the issue I encountered a month and a half ago.
“I was in good hands with the medical staff, who did their best and advised me to stop playing.
“So, about a week ago, I made that decision, and I want to assure everyone that I did everything possible to maintain hope, but there wasn’t much.”
Aguero said on Twitter: “Retiring in these circumstances is painful, but life comes first – I’ve always known that.”
Pep Guardiola, the City manager, was one of numerous representatives from Aguero’s former clubs who attended Wednesday’s press conference, while the club also paid tribute to the striker on social media.
“Everyone at Manchester City would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to @aguerosergiokun for his outstanding contribution to our success over the previous decade and wish him the best of luck in his retirement,” City wrote on Twitter.
Aguero responded to retirement rumours in November by tweeting that he was feeling “good” and making “progress” with his health.
Following his first game in charge of Barcelona against Espanyol in November, Xavi stated that the forward’s situation was uncertain, but that the club would “follow the evolution of what he had” and hoped he could “continue playing football.”
Aguero agreed to join Barcelona in May, signing a two-year deal with a €100 million (£86 million) buyout clause following his departure from City.
He was, however, ineligible to play for the club until the end of August due to Spanish financial fair play regulations prohibiting the La Liga side from signing new players.
The attacker then sustained a calf injury that sidelined him until October, when he was able to make his club debut as a substitute in a 3-1 victory over Valencia.
On 24 October, he scored his first goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid in his El Clasico debut.