Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba has not ruled out the possibility of returning to play professional football as he continues his remarkable recovery from a cardiac arrest.
Muamba collapsed while playing in a FA Cup tie against Tottenham on March 17 and his heart stopped for 78 minutes.
However, the 24-year-old's stunning recovery after regaining consciousness allowed him to be discharged from hospital a month later and he was invited to take part in a short ceremony at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, prior to kick-off in a charity match between Real Madrid and Manchester United legends.
Muamba told AS: "I am happy to be here and the fact is I continue to feel fine. I am improving slowly but surely. At the moment I am not doing exercise, I am just enjoying life and travelling. It is a great privilege to be able to live with the assistance of a respiratory machine or something like that. It is fantastic.
"I am making small steps every day. I am still being medicated and we will see what happens. I have to co-ordinate with my doctor and see what he says but I'll never say never."