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Gary Neville was told to slow down after 'collapsing' during England vs Germany last summer

Daniel Marland

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Gary Neville was told to slow down after 'collapsing' during England vs Germany last summer

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Gary Neville has revealed he was hospitalised after collapsing and suffering a fit during England vs Germany at Euro 2020.

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The former Manchester United captain retired from playing in 2011, but he remains one of the hardest working men in sport.

Neville is regularly seen on Sky Sports and co-owns League Two outfit Salford City alongside other business ventures.

His busy schedule took a toll last summer however and he was told to 'slow down' after being hospitalised, with the incident occurring shortly after Raheem Sterling put England ahead in their 2-0 win last June.

Neville is one of the best pundits around. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Neville is one of the best pundits around. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"Raheem Sterling scored the goal at the European Championship against Germany a year and a half ago and I basically collapsed to the floor and had a fit. After that, I went to hospital, I had checks and found out I need to slow down a little bit, basically," the 47-year-old admitted on The Diary Of A CEO podcast.

"It is similar things to what my dad was told in his 40s, that ultimately I do too much.

"I think too much, I need to relax more. To be fair, my wife says it a lot, 'you're here but you're not present'. I was doing an interview the other day with Geoff Shreeves, Geoff's known me 15-20 years.

"And he said, 'the problem when I ask you a question, you've got my question within the first two seconds. For the next eight seconds you are thinking about what you're doing after'."

The incident occurred after Sterling had put England 1-0 up. (Image Credit: Alamy)
The incident occurred after Sterling had put England 1-0 up. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Neville's values and work ethic means he's found it hard to 'slow down' and cut back on various commitments in his life.

The former England international has been part of Sky Sports' coverage over the first two weekends of the Premier League campaign and was most recently on Monday Night Football for Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace.

He continued: "I have [made changes] but then it is the actual sustaining of the changes and not dipping back into your old habits. That is the problem. So what do I do? I train four to five times a week.

Neville ahead of Brentford vs Arsenal in 2021. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Neville ahead of Brentford vs Arsenal in 2021. (Image Credit: Alamy)

"I have a sleep ring, it focuses me on the time I need to sleep at night. But I don't always wear it. It's in my bag, I didn't wear it last night and I am annoyed at myself because I didn't wear it.

"I forgot to put it on when I got back. Habits, you drift back into your old habits.

"I try not to pick up my phone when I first wake up but I am failing miserably at that."

Neville made his United debut in 1992 and across 19 years, he made 600 appearances and won 20 major honours.

He is the most-capped right-back in England history too, with 85 caps to his name.

Topics: Gary Neville, Manchester United, England

Daniel Marland
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