Former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper has been talking about the dramatic heart attack he suffered last year.
was speaking in his documentary series Catching the Wings in comments carried by Marca.
This series has six parts which include 300 hours of footage and interviews with various people in his work and personal life.
“There is a sensation of half a second, or not even that when you take a breath of air and it tastes different,” Casillas said.
“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.
“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’.”
Two months after this heart attack, Casillas was able to return toPorto
He retired at the end of the 2019 season and he works as a consultant at Real Madrid now.