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After England went a goal up against Germany at Euro 2020 last summer through Raheem Sterling, Gary Neville collapsed and had a fit and had to be taken to hospital

While the rest of the country was celebrating wildly, Gary Neville was in the midst of a crisis.


England had just gone a goal up against Germany on June 29 last summer in the Euro 2020 Round of 16. Raheem Sterling had put the Three Lions ahead after 75 minutes in a tense battle that led the way to victory at Wembley.

Speaking in a candid interview, Manchester United legend Neville has revealed he collapsed after the goal went in and had a fit. It was only after hospital checks that it was found out that he had to take life slower than normal.

He told The Diary Of A CEO podcast: “Raheem Sterling scored the goal in the European Championships against Germany a year and a half ago and I basically collapsed to the floor and had a fit. And after that, I went to hospital, I had checks and found out I need to slow down a little bit, basically.


“It is similar things to what my dad was told in his 40s, that ultimately I do too much. I think too much, I need to relax more. To be fair, my wife says it a lot, ‘you’re here but you’re not present’. I was doing an interview the other day with Geoff Shreeves, Geoff’s known me 15-20 years.

Gary Neville has admitted that he needs to slow down in life

“And he said, ‘the problem when I ask you a question, you’ve got my question within the first two seconds. For the next eight seconds you are thinking about what you’re doing after’.”


Neville is a familiar face to viewers, who are entertained by his banter with Jamie Carragher and informed by his co-commentary during matches. The ex-England international is all-go a lot of the time while he has been keen to wrestle back free time to his life.

Raheem Sterling put England ahead against Germany in the Euros last summer

He added: “I have [made changes] but then it is the actual sustaining of the changes and not dipping back into your old habits. That is the problem. So what do I do? I train 4-5 times a week. I have a sleep ring, it focuses me on the time I need to sleep at night. But I don’t always wear it.

“It’s in my bag, I didn’t wear it last night and I am annoyed at myself because I didn’t wear it because I forgot to put it on when I got back. Habits, you drift back into your old habits. I try not to pick up my phone when I first wake up but I am failing miserably at that.”

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