Petrov Says Battle with Cancer Going Well

November 20, 2012, Tuesday // 03:25
Bulgaria: Petrov Says Battle with Cancer Going Well
Aston Villa captain Stiliyan Petrov (right) with his family. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Aston Villa's Bulgarian captain Stiliyan Petrov has said that he is battling hard with his acute leukaemia.

"So far it's going well which is a positive thing," Petrov has told Birmingham Mail.

He attended a charity match between a Petrov XI and a Villa Legends XI at Halesowen at the weekend.

The Bulgarian midfielder has thanked the Aston Villa fans for their support as he continues down the "long road" to beat acute leukaemia.

"I'm on the edge of starting crying every single time (they sing and applaud). I really appreciate it."

"The fans have been very supportive from the start until now. It's already been eight months I've been on treatment.

"I still get cards and messages and the turnout at the charity game was just unbelievable. But that's Villa fans for you. They love the club and the players."

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