One of the biggest scares of the recent round of European matches came from Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny. The Pole put his hand to his chest during the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final against Portuguese side Sporting CP and was immediately replaced by Mattia Perin.
The former Arsenal man, who had not suffered any injury, left in tears accompanied by paramedics in the 44th minute, just before half-time. That image, which chilled the hearts of the public, teammates and television viewers alike, fortunately seems to be becoming an anecdote.
Juventus issued a statement on Thursday night saying that after tests the goalkeeper had suffered from tachycardia, but without major importance.
Now, the Juventus goalkeeper himself has taken to his social networks to calm down his fans.
“Well, that was scary! Thank you all for your kind messages and wishes of recovery,” he wrote.
“I’m fine, hoping to be back on the pitch as soon as possible! Big thank you to the medical staff at Allianz Stadium for their support and Mattia Perin for being our hero on the day.”