Spain and Real Madrid legend, Iker Casillas, has been discharged from hospital following a series of positive tests after suffering a heart attack during Porto training on the morning of Wednesday, May 1.
Casillas told reporters: ‘I don’t know what my future holds but the most important thing is being here today. I’m feeling a lot better, I’ll be resting for a couple of weeks or even a couple of months.
‘It’s something that could happen in life at any point to any person and it happened to me and here we are. It’s difficult to talk right how but I’m very grateful because I have been very lucky.
‘The support I’ve had in these last few days has made me really loved and you have to find a smile at these moments in time. I think I’m going to find it because seeing so many people here today makes me feel very emotional.
‘I want to thank the hospital and the head of Porto’s medical services Doctor Nelson and the cardiologist Joao Carlos Silva and all the people in Porto who made sure I got to hospital quickly to reduce the effect of the heart attack I suffered.
‘I would also like to thank the thousands of people who showed their support on social media through videos and messages and in different spheres of football,’ he continued. ‘It’s been a few days but we had to wait till my heart settled down and my body and head settled down. I’m feeling emotional but I’m feeling good. I can talk about it as you can see. Many thanks once again for everything.’
The World Cup legend was then pictured getting into his Range Rover alongside his partner, where he smiled at photographers from the passenger seat while Carbonero drove. I was treated very well in the hospital too. Thank you for the thousands of messages of support and affection I received.
Casillas has the most caps for the Spanish National Team, suiting up 167 times for his country. He won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012.
Legendary goalkeeper, has won many individual accolades in his career, including being named to the UEFA Team of the Year six times and being the youngest goalie to win a UEFA Champions League final.
Casillas has been with FC Porto since 2015 and has been the starting goalkeeper since his arrival. Prior to Porto,