Bulgarian says he is just thankful to be still be alive.
Aston Villa midfield player Stiliyan Petrov has been speaking publicly for the very first time about his gruelling battle with leukaemia.
The one-time Bulgaria international skipper has been undergoing treatment for the past 13 months and says that he is now in remission.
However, the 33-year-old was also at pains to point out that he is very lucky to still be alive and that many people diagnosed with the same condition often die from the illness.
Watch Petrov’s interview below: