Wojciech Szczesny, the former Arsenal goalkeeper, has talked about the chest pain he suffered last season.
The Poland international suffered chest pain during Juventus’s quarter-final match against Sporting CP in the UEFA Europa League last season.
The Juventus shot-stopper had complained of chest pain and heart palpitations in the first half of the game.
The Poland No.1 was then substituted at half-time.
The goalkeeper told Canal+ Polonia that he thought he was going to die.
“It was scary. I really thought I was going to die,” Szczesny said.
“After passing a ball to the defender, I felt like my heart was about to explode.
“During a corner kick, I told Arek (Arkadiusz Milik), I was hurt, but the Sporting players were already taking a corner kick.”
“The chest pain was horrible. To this day, we don’t know the reason.
“Probably back or spine problems,” he added.