Former Inter player and assistant coach Sinisa Mihajlovic announces: "I have leukemia and I will win this battle"
Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, former player and assistant coach of Roberto Mancini at Inter, revealed today in a press conference the reason why he is leaving his club.
“I had some tests which showed some anomalies that weren’t there four months ago. I told my wife that I had a fever so as not to make her worry, but it wasn’t easy because in 20 years I never had a flue and I never skipped a training session for it. I had to take other exams and they showed that I have leukemia. It was shocking to me, I spent two days in a room thinking about everything. I cried, but I will face this disease and win this battle. My tears are not of fear, I will win for myself, for my wife, for my family and for those who love me. This disease is acute, aggressive but it can be attacked and I can’t wait to start fighting it. And I will win.
“I received 500-600 messages and I thank those who did that. I also apologize to the people who called me but I didn’t answer, but I needed to throw out all the negative energy that I had inside me and reflect. I thank Bologna, my players, workers, staff. I promised them that I will win this challenge. They must have thought that I would be the last one to get sick and until the end of May it was all normal, I was fine. Since my father died of cancer, I often do specific tests and thanks to these that I discovered that I’m sick. None of us must think that we are indestructible, we must do prevention and pay attention to our health.”