AC Milan midfielder Rino Gattuso will not consider hanging up the boots.
The 2006 World Cup winner, 33, hasnâ€™t played since the opening League game of the season after it was revealed that heâ€™s struggling with a paralysis of the seventh cranial nerve.
â€śThere was a time when I thought the worst, but I want to get back to playing football,â€ť he said during a Press conference on Monday.
â€śItâ€™ll take more than this to beat me. The important thing is to not give up. I can train, but I canâ€™t play because I have double vision.
â€śAfter 50 days out, Iâ€™ll need to wait another four months before an operation can take place to resolve everything.
â€śAbout 25 days ago there was the risk that I could be forced to retire. The first thing that Vice-President Adriano Galliani said to me was to not worry because the club could use me in other ways.â€ť