Former Juventus and Italy striker Gianluca Vialli has confessed that he battled cancer. “It’s been a year and I’m back to having a beastly physique…”
Vialli made the revelation in Monday’s Corriere della Sera, telling the newspaper that he was also hoping ‘my story can inspire people’.
“I’m fine now, very well indeed,” the ex-Sampdoria and Chelsea star told Corriere della Sera.
“It’s been a year and I’m back to having a beastly physique, although I still have no certainty of how this match will end.
“I used to wear a sweater under my shirt so no-one noticed anything. I was still the person everyone knew.
“I hope my story can inspire people who are at crucial points of their lives, and I hope mine is a book to keep on the bedside table so people can read one or two stories before falling asleep or in the morning as soon as they wake up.
“Another key phrase that came up during my treatment, hanging on a yellow post-it on the wall, was this: ‘We’re the product of our thoughts.’
“The important thing isn’t winning; it’s thinking like a winner. Life is made up of 10 percent for what happens to us and 90 percent for how we deal with things.
“I hope my story can help others and help them deal with what’s happening in the right way.”