Player who had heart attack at WHL praises new Spurs stadium

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Former Bolton Wanderers player Fabrice Muamba has praised Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium.

Muamba lined up in the Bolton side which faced Tottenham in the FA Cup quarter final in March 2012 at White Hart Lane.

At the time, Muama was just 23 and was a previous England Under-21 international having represented the three lions at the European Championship in Denmark just a year prior.

Little did Muamba know when he took to field in North London that it would change his life forever when he suffered a heart attack.

41 minutes into the first half, medics spent six minutes trying to resuscitate him on the field after he fell to the ground with no other players around him.

He was rushed to the intensive care unit of the heart attack centre at the London Chest Hospital.

Medical staff gave the former England Under-21 international mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and tried to revive him with a defibrillator.

He was forced to retire from football just months later following medical advice from heart specialists (BBC).

Muama took to Twitter to show his admiration for Tottenham’s new stadium.

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