Gary Neville admits his busy lifestyle could end up 'costing him'
'I can't stop.'
Gary Neville has admitted that he is aware that his busy lifestyle could end up 'costing him.'
Neville revealed last week that he was admitted to hospital during England's win against Germany last summer and during the latest edition of The Overlap - in which he was a guest rather than the host - said: "I was worried, had tests and they said to me you need to slow down. They identified problems I've got which I shouldn't have at the age of 47."
Neville has spread himself wide across many projects. From punditry work on Sky Sports , co-owning Salford City as well as his interests in business, education and politics, the former Manchester United defender has no plans to slow down.
"The word I love the most in life is relentless," he added.
"I just genuinely think we have a short period of time in this earth that we have to do everything we possibly can. I only do things I'm really passionate about. I feel like I have to do the maximum."
The pundit says his attitude is similar to his dad Neville, who died from a heart attack in 2015, which is why he doesn't think he will ever take things easy and is well aware it could also cost him his life.
"That was my dad.
"I wanted him to slow down to stop doing things and I do sometimes cry about my dad but the reason that I don't really have any regrets about my dad's life is that he was out until 4, 5 o'clock in the morning with my sister and her mates the week before.
"He flew over to Australia to watch her in the Commonwealth Games, on a 24-hour flight to be there with her, and lost his life there.
"Everything he wanted to do he did, I wish he was here now at the age of 72, 73 but then he would have had to miss a lot of things that he loved doing and I think I'm in a similar boat.
"It's my philosophy. Go for it, just sprint, go as fast as you can and to be fair it will cost me, I know it will cost me at some point but I can't stop. I can't stop."
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