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Fabrice Muamba broke down in tears as he revisited the spot where he suffered a cardiac arrest back in 2012.
His heart stopped for 78 minutes before being restarted when he was rushed to hospital.
Eight months after the scare, Muamba returned to the pitch where he fell and pointed to it in incredibly emotional scenes.
A weeping Muamba wiped his tears away with Spurs fan in attendance chanting his name and giving him a standing ovation.
Muamba, who turns 33 today, thanked fans around the world during a moving speech.
"I thank the Tottenham fans for the way that they reacted," he said.
"I thank these people who prayed for me and I thank the chairman, everyone!"
He added: "I just wanted to come and see that place one more time for closure.
"I have nothing but respect for all of those people who went out of their way to pray for me. The fans are awesome!"
"You know more than me, truth be told, I should be gone by now." :pensive:- SPORTbible (@sportbible) March 17, 2021
It's 9 years to the day since @fmuamba6 was 'dead for 78 minutes' after collapsing on the pitch at White Hart Lane.
He remembers that fateful night with the doctor who helped save his life. The miracle man :pray: pic.twitter.com/e6ymyvlXit
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