Saul reveals bladder problem

Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez has revealed that he has been suffering from a bladder problem for the past two years.

Saul made a startling admission in an interview with Spanish broadcaster Mega on Sunday, with his condition requiring him to play with a uretic catheter.

“For the past two years, I’ve played with an internal catheter,” he explained.

“In every training session and game, I was urinating blood. I’ve had a bad time of it.

“I was playing with my health to wear these colours, to wear a dream.

“The Champions League is a dream that we all have and we’ll fight for many years to make it come true.

“We’ll play with our heart and desire to achieve it."

Saul took a heavy blow to his kidney region in a Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen two years ago, and Marca reports he felt dizzy and vomited seven times before reaching the dressing room.

The 22-year-old then had seizures in Atleti’s dugout and was subsequently taken to hospital, where he spent four days.

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