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Gary Medel revealed that a year ago he was about to retire: “My family supported me”

Gary Medell live a more stable sports news in Bologna, from the A series from Italy, however, a season ago he had many complications due to injuries. These led him to think about returning to Chile and retiring from football.

In an interview granted to the newspaper ‘Las Últimas Noticias’, the midfielder detailed the moment in which he had almost decided to leave his profession: “I was about to do it. I suffered three injuries. In total, counting the days I couldn’t play, I spent eight months off the pitch in 2021. That’s when I thought about finishing my career.”.

“My family and my environment were fundamental. Also, we were in the middle of the qualifiers and I wanted to play in a World Cup again. I thought that football was my job and that I should give myself one more chance.”he added.

His present in Bologna and the affection of the club: “Today I feel strong again, competitive, wanting to continue in high-level football like Europe. That’s why I decided to talk to the managers. And I feel that the club also loves me”.

With the Chilean national team, Gary Medel won 2 Copa América and played in the World Cups in South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. He has been playing in Europe since the 2010/2011 season.

Source: Elcomercio

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