Casillas provides terrifying details on what suffering heart attack was like

Iker Casillas has provided a terrifying insight into the details of the heart attack which struck him down in May 2019.

Then at Porto, Casillas suffered the heart attack during a training session and was rushed to hospital, where he was kept for five days.

Though he returned to the training ground two months later, the ordeal brought forward the goalkeeping legend’s retirement and he hung up his gloves in August this year.

Casillas, 39, frankly recalled his harrowing experience in new documentary Catching the Wings – a six-episode series which charts his glittering career with Real Madrid, Porto and Spain.

Casillas said he felt like he was “drowning” as he was struck down in training

“There is a sensation of half a second, or not even that, when you take a breath of air and it tastes different,” Casillas told Marca .

“I noticed that I felt heavy and short of air, and I began to think it might be an allergy. Then, when I went to the goalkeeping coach, I felt my chest begin to tighten and I noticed that I was running out of air.

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The Spain legend spent five days in hospital before miraculously returning to training two months later

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“I told him, ‘Roberto, give me sugar or something because I feel wrong and I don’t know what’s wrong with me.’ I lay down on the ground and I could see something serious was happening to me.

“It’s like you’re in a pool and suddenly you want to get out and you can’t, it was an anguish. I was getting more and more short of breath. ‘Robert, please call the doctor,’ I said. ‘I’m drowning.'”

Casillas was given a coaching role at Porto during the 2019/20 season and has since returned to his boyhood club Real Madrid as an advisor to president Florentino Perez.

He retired with a World Cup and two European Championships to his name, as well as 11 major honours at club level.

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