The Tottenham supporter who rushed on to the pitch to aid medics resuscitating Fabrice Muamba has confessed he may not even have gone to the game.
Dr Andrew Deaner confessed he had taken someone else's ticket who couldn't make the FA Cup quarter final tie between Spurs and Bolton on Saturday night.
But when Dr Deaner saw Muamba collapse he immediately ran up the gangway to the pitch where he explained to the stewards that he was a heart specialist.
"In effect, he was dead in that time," recalled Dr Deaner, who admitted he feared "the worst" after Muamba failed to respond to 15 separate defibrillator shocks.
Dr Deaner said it was "miraculous" Muamba survived after suffering a cardiac arrest and insisted it was "very unusual" for a heart to stop for 78 minutes.
He also suggested Muamba may be fitted with a pacemaker, but was "not in a position" to say whether the 23-year-old will play again. He also revealed he had visited him after he had awoken.
"I whispered into his ear 'What's your name?'," he said.
Dr Deaner advised that Muamba be taken to the London Chest Hospital
"I said 'I understand you're a very good footballer'. And he said 'I try'. I had a tear in my eye."
Dr Deaner advised medics to take the ex-England Under 21 international to the London Chest Hospital, where Dr Sam Mohiddin is in charge of the Zaire-born footballer's treatment.
Consultant cardiologist Dr Mohiddin claimed it was "extraordinary" for Muamba to have made such significant progress after his heart stopped for as long as it did.
"Fabrice has continued to demonstrate positive signs of recovery and he has not only exceeded our expectations but also our hopes in the way he's recovered," he said.
"But this remains very early in what could be a lengthy recovery period."
However Dr Mohiddin could not predict how long it might be before Muamba is fully recovered, saying only that he "isn't obeying any rules by exceeding our expectations".
"He's talking to us. He's recognising family members and friends," he continued.
"There also appears to be a degree of humour in some of his responses."