The ‘Kun’ Agüero announces his retirement in tears: “I have decided to stop playing professional football” | sports



Sergio ‘el Kun’ Agüero, 33, has officially announced his retirement from the world of football due to a heart condition. “This conference is to inform you that I have decided to stop playing football,” said the Argentine player, through tears, who announced it to the public at a ceremony at the Camp Nou attended by his teammates and old acquaintances such as Pep Guardiola, who trained him at Manchester City. “The first thing is my health, you know why I made this decision. It is a very hard time,” he continued.

On October 30, Agüero had to ask for the change during a league game against Alavés because he was out of breath. The tests would confirm a heart condition that professionals have been studying carefully since then, until they have told the footballer that continuing to play soccer at a professional level is not advisable. “The first weeks were hard, but when I did the first physical test at the clinic they told me that there was a very great possibility of not continuing and I already started to mentalize myself. It was not easy. When they called me to give me the definitive news, I continued having hope. But thinking cold, it was the best. Now I’m fine, but it was difficult, “said the ‘Kun’.

Laporta, who has accompanied the player at this time, has shown his support: “I am here by your side but it is as if the representatives of Independiente, Atlético Madrid and City were there. They have come in representation. I think we have stayed with the You win at Barça but we think you have made the right decision and you have our support. You have been a world-renowned player and what you have sown, which has been a lot, you are sure to pick it up in this new stage that is beginning. you deserve and we wish you the best. ” During the press conference, he recalled his goals and most important moments as a professional where he stood out as “very nice” with Independiente to Racing when he was only 17 years old – “I have nothing against Racing”, he joked. with Atlético in the Europa League, the mythical goal with City that gave his first Premier against QPR and the last Copa América. He has also had words for his first and only goal with the Barça shirt, which was against Real Madrid. “Finally, I’ll take the goal against Madrid, the last one. Not bad, what was your last goal?” He said with a laugh.

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Agüero, who went through Independiente, Atlético de Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona and the Argentine National Team, has scored a total of 427 goals in 768 games, according to Opta. It was at City where he got the bulk of goals and awards, where he scored 260 goals. In Barcelona he managed to score a goal, against Real Madrid, and played a total of five games, including the last of his career against Alavés.

Follow the press conference:

“This conference is to let you know that I have decided to stop playing football.”

“The first thing is my health, you know why I made this decision. It is a very hard time.”

“It’s because of the problem I had a month ago. I was in the good hands of the doctors, who told me it was for the best. I made the decision 10 days ago. I did my best to see if there was any hope, but there wasn’t much “.

“My dream was to play in the First Division and I never thought I would make it to Europe.”

“I want to thank Independiente, Atlético de Madrid, Manchester City and Barcelona. They have all treated me very well. And, clearly, the Argentine National Team, which is what I love.”

“I did everything to win. Thanks to my teammates for helping me do it.”

“I don’t know what will await me in the next life, but I know that I have many people who love me and who want the best for me.”

“I also want to thank the journalists, those who treated me well and those who criticized me. Thank you all, I am left with many beautiful things.”

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“I feel good right now. The first weeks were hard, but when I had the first physical test at the clinic they told me that there was a very great possibility of not continuing and I already began to mentalize myself. It was not easy.”

“When they called me to give me the final news, I was still hopeful. But thinking cold, it was the best. Now I’m fine, but it was difficult.”

“I did my best for myself and for the club. I always say that in the end the player should think of a team and not an individual. Everything I did was to help the club.”

“A very ‘nice’ goal that I made with Independiente, which was against Racing, I have nothing against them. Then I keep a goal with Atlético de Madrid in the Europa League. Also, the goal with City against him QPR, who gave us the first Premier League. The last goal I keep is one in the Copa América. Coming to Barcelona was what I have been looking for for years and it made us very happy. Finally, I keep the goal against Madrid , the last”.




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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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