- Pepe Reina recounts his terrible experience when he exhibited symptoms of Coronavirus
- The Spanish goalkeeper claimed he stopped breathing for almost half an hour
- Reina has since been recovering from the ailment after being kept under watch
Pep Reina had the biggest scare in his life when he contracted the deadly Coronavirus claiming he was running out of oxygen.
The Aston Villa shot-stopper is currently recovering from the illness after testing positive to the symptoms a few days back.
The 37-year-old who is presently on loan from AC Milan further explained that he felt like a truck had driven over him.
Reina said: “I am winning the battle against coronavirus only now.
“The most difficult moment was when I could no longer breathe, the 25 minutes I ran out of oxygen.
“The only real fear I had was when I understood that there was no oxygen: endless minutes of fear, as if suddenly my throat had closed.
“It was the worst moments of my life.
“I was very tired after experiencing the first symptoms of the virus.
“A fever, dry cough and a headache that never left me - it was just that constant feeling of tiredness.
“As a result I spent the first six or eight days indoors,” he told Corriere dello Sport.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo could be sold by Juventus after the club's finances have been hit in recent months due to the spread of Coronavirus.
According to Italian news media outlet Il Messagero, the Biaconeri may not be able to afford Ronaldo's £500,000-per-week wages.
The economic impact of the global pandemic has led to club cutting down wages of players in recent weeks.
And it is understood that even when the matches resume in Italy, the Serie A champions will still not be able to afford his enormous wages.
Legit.ng also reported that Lionel Messi's social media post blasting top staff of Barcelona regarding a pay cut has been clarified by the club President Josep Maria Bartomeu.
Bartomeu insisted that Messi has been supportive of the idea of cutting down player's wages by 70 per cent to help pay salaries of the coaching staff in full amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Messi took to his social media handle to criticize senior members of staff who suggested that he was not in support of the huge wage reduction.
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