Novo discusses return to football pitch after heart attack

first_imgRangers hero Nacho Novo opens about his return to the football pitch since suffering a heart attack.Novo will run out at Rugby Park for his first football game since suffering that heart attack in January which heralded a nightmare year of torment.The former Rangers man collapsed while playing in a legends tournament in Germany, and has undergone heart surgery, suffered a stroke months later while also battling depression.However, Novo admits there would still be fears at the back of his mind when he plays for a Rangers European select of former players which includes Michael Mols, Sasa Papac and Pedro Mendes against Kris Boyd’s Kilmarnock side.Novo was quoted according to Daily Record saying:“I’ll be nervous about it – and that’s always going to be there but I need to put that out of my mind and try to enjoy myself because I miss playing. A lot.”Rangers is still behind Celtic: John Hartson Manuel R. Medina – September 3, 2019 According to the former Celtic player, there’s still a massive gap between his ex-club and Rangers in the Scottish Premier League.“So I’m available for selection, although how long for I don’t know because I get tired every now and then. This will be my first 11-a-side game since my heart scare so I need to take it easy.”Kilmarnock are using first-team players during the first half so I won’t be on for that!“I’ve only had two five-a-side matches since coming out of the hospital so I need to take things slowly and build up my fitness levels. As soon as I start to feel tired I’ll come off but my problem is that I can’t control myself.”“When I suffered my heart attack during that fives game in Germany, I could feel it coming on just as I was tackled by this German defender.”“He smashed me against the wall and, even though I could feel the pain growing, I started to chase the player until I caught him!”“After that, I was flat out but that’s my problem – I’m competitive and I just love the game. But the big thing for me is to be part of Kris’ big day because he deserves it. He’s a good pro and he’s one of the greatest goalscorers in the Scottish game.”last_img

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