Aguero Cried Announcing His Retirement

By | December 15, 2021

BARCELONA: Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero announced his retirement from football in a shocking press conference, just a month after the 33 -year -old was diagnosed with heart problems.

“I decided to stop playing professionally. It was a very difficult decision but I am happy with this decision. My health is more important,” said Aguero, who enjoyed 10 successful seasons at Manchester City before joining Barcelona.

He signed a two -year contract with the Catalan giants but only played five games and scored one goal against Real Madrid before being taken to hospital with ‘chest pain’ after a match against Alaves last October.

He was later found to have heart problems and had to accept the fact that he could no longer play football.

“I took this decision because of a problem I had over a month ago. The doctors are already doing their best and they say the best way is for me to stop playing.

“I tried my best to liven up hope but this is the end of it. The positive is that they are detecting this problem now and not before.

“I will remain happy with life outside of football and will try to enjoy this life,” he told a news conference at Camp Nou.

Aguero, better known as ‘Kun’, started his career at Independiente before joining Atletico Madrid in 2006.

He won the Europa League in Spain before moving to City in 2011.

Aguero left the Etihad a decade later as the all -time leading scorer with 260 goals with a final minute goal against Queen Park Rangers (QPR) that allowed City to clinch the 2012 league title to be among the most memorable goals.

“I’m proud of the career I’ve had. Everyone knows my goal against QPR for my first league title but there are many more great moments,” he said.