Aston Villa goalkeeper, Pepe Reina opens up about his terrifying experience with severe Coronavirus symptoms

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Aston Villa goalkeeper, Pepe Reina has opened up about his terrifying experience after he was struck with severe Coronavirus symptoms that left him struggling to breathe at one point.

The Spaniard, who is on loan from AC Milan revealed earlier this month that he believes he contracted the disease after displaying some symptoms.

Speaking about his terrifying experience of COVID-19, the 37-year-old former Liverpool star told Corriere dello Sport: ‘I am winning the battle against coronavirus only now,’ he told the Italian publication.

‘The most difficult moment was when I could no longer breathe, the 25 minutes I ran out of oxygen. It was the worst moments of my life.

‘I don’t miss the company as it’s me, my wife Yolanda, five children and two in-laws. The house is big and loneliness has no access to my home.

‘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.

‘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. As a result I spent the first six or eight days indoors.’