“I was told my career was over” reveals Real Madrid player

For the first time after 15 years, Real Madrid defender Nacho reveals that doctors told him that his career was over.

When he was only 12 years old, doctors has told that he is diabetic.

“I was only 12 when I found out I was diabetic,” Nacho told UEFA.com. “I’d been on Real Madrid’s books for two years and obviously it was a tough time.

“I remember going to the hospital – I was supposed to go to a tournament with Real Madrid but had to miss it – and I was seen by a doctor, not an endocrinologist. She told me my footballing days were over.

“I had a really rough time that weekend. Three days later I saw Dr Ramirez, who would become my regular endocrinologist and whom I’ve grown very fond of. He told me the complete opposite: in no way was football over for me. In fact, it was essential I continued playing because physical exercise is very important. That Monday, my life started again.

Even though he still has to be careful with the food he eat, he says he feels perfect. This season Nacho has played 16 matches from which 13 has started from the first minute. Also he is linked with a possible transfer move in Premier League this summer.