Connect with us

Serie A

Coronavirus: We were exposed until the last moment – Diego Godin

Published

on

Inter defender Diego Godin discussed Serie A’s approach to coronavirus, with the season on hold.

Inter defender Diego Godin felt “exposed” to coronavirus until the last minute, saying Serie A tried to continue until it became “unsustainable”.

Serie A was suspended on March 9 due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit Italy hard.

A day earlier, Inter suffered a 2-0 loss to Juventus and on March 12, defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for COVID-19.

Godin said there was a push for football to continue until the situation was no longer under control.

“We were exposed until the last moment. They kept pulling the rope to see if you could continue playing, until the situation was unsustainable,” he told ESPN.

“The health system collapsed, there are no intensive care beds to attend so many critically ill people and people who may have another illness, they cannot attend to them, so many professional doctors.”

 

Godin added: “We continued playing for several weeks, we continued training, playing behind closed doors, until the positive of a Juventus player was detected and we and the Juventus players were quarantined.

READ   Hellas Verona ban ultra for 11 years after Serie A orders partial stadium closure for Balotelli abuse

“There the championship was stopped. Surely in that match there were other players who would already be infected, so they directly quarantined all of us.”

Italy has recorded more than 92,400 cases of coronavirus, reporting 10,023 deaths.

Please follow and like us:
Advertisement
Loading...
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Serie A

Coronavirus: Dybala feeling ‘much better’ after suffering with COVID-19

Published

on

Juventus star Paulo Dybala has confirmed he suffered with strong symptoms of coronavirus, but is now recovering.

Paulo Dybala is feeling “much better” after experiencing strong symptoms of coronavirus over the past week.

Dybala confirmed on March 21 that he and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini had tested positive for the virus, which has caused the postponement of sport across the globe.

The Argentine international said that both he and Sabatini were feeling fine, though – in a video call posted to Juve’s official Twitter account – Dybala has revealed he subsequently came down with strong symptoms.

“I feel good, much better in fact, after having had some strong symptoms for a couple of days,” Dybala said.

“Today I feel much better, without any symptoms and I can move much better, so I will try to train again.

 

 

“After having attempted to in the days where the symptoms were strong, I felt uncomfortable very quickly and I couldn’t get any air so I couldn’t do anything.

READ  
Reports: Inter Milan ready to move in for top Real Madrid target & UCL finalist in January transfer window

“After about five minutes I felt really tired and my body felt heavy, my muscles hurt and I had to stop.

“But luckily both me and my girlfriend feel much better now.”

Dybala was the third Juve player to test positive for COVID-19, after Daniele Rugani – who was the first Serie A player to be diagnosed with the illness – and Blaise Matuidi.

COVID-19 has taken hold in Italy over the course of the past month, where there have been 86,498 confirmed cases and 9,134 deaths.

 

Please follow and like us:
Continue Reading

Serie A

Reports: Pogba to Juventus, Dybala or Pjanic to Man Utd

Published

on

Manchester United could be set to gain a Juventus star if Paul Pogba returns to Turin.

Juventus may be able to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin, but it could cost them a star.

Pogba, 27, has been linked with a move away from Manchester United, having returned to Old Trafford in 2016.

But the Serie A champions could be ready to give up a leading player in their bid to bring the France international back.

TOP STORY – POGBA TO JUVENTUS, DYBALA OR PJANIC TO MAN UTD

Manchester United midfielder Pogba could return to Juventus for money plus Paulo Dybala or Miralem Pjanic, according to Tuttosport.

 

Dybala almost headed to Old Trafford during the close season but is reportedly close to signing a contract extension with Juventus.

Pjanic, meanwhile, has made 32 appearances in all competitions this season, having arrived at Juve from domestic rivals Roma in 2016.

READ   International players’ union calls for suspension of European football due to coronavirus outbreak

ROUND-UP

– The talk around Lautaro Martinez possibly leaving Inter to join Barcelona continues. Sport reports Barca are advancing in their bid to convince Martinez, with their project and potentially playing with Lionel Messi at club level their key points.

 

– With his Real Madrid future uncertain, Marcelo could be set for a move. Juventus are again interested in the left-back, according to Marca.

– Staying at the Santiago Bernabeu – Lucas Vazquez could also be heading for a Real Madrid exit. AS reports there have been no discussions over a potential contract extension with the forward, whose deal expires next year.

– Martin Braithwaite only arrived at Barcelona in February, but the LaLiga giants are already considering their options. Sport says Barca will not sell Braithwaite for less than €18million, which is what they paid to land the forward. Everton and West Ham are reportedly interested in the Denmark international.

READ   Antonio Conte proud of Inter’s journey to top spot in Serie A

– Arsenal are seemingly considering a move for Nabil Fekir again. The Premier League club were linked with the forward last year, but the Daily Star reports the Real Betis man is back on their radar as a potential replacement for Dani Ceballos, whose loan from Real Madrid ends at the conclusion of the season.

Please follow and like us:
Continue Reading

Serie A

Coronavirus: AS Roma to dedicate next match to frontline medical staff

Published

on

Medical workers will receive free tickets and reduced rates moving forward at Roma following the coronavirus crisis

Roma will dedicate their first match following the coronavirus pandemic to medical staff around the world, with 5,000 free tickets to be given to frontline workers.

Elite sport has been halted by the global crisis, with more than 650,000 confirmed cases and over 30,000 deaths.

Only the United States has more cases than Italy, where Serie A has been suspended until at least May 3.

Roma last played at Cagliari on March 1, winning 4-3, but the club have a plan for their next game in front of a packed crowd at the Stadio Olimpico.

The Serie A side said they will dedicate their “first home match in front of fans after football returns to honouring and celebrating the medical workers who have been on the frontline of the battle against COVID-19”.

A statement added it was “an extension of the club’s ‘HEROES’ series on social media, which pays tribute to individual doctors, nurses and medics in Italy and around the world”.

READ   Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta Claims Bonucci Didn't Leave Because of Manager Massimiliano Allegri

 

The promise of 5,000 free tickets for medical workers would “allow fans to show their appreciation for the selfless efforts of the medics during this crisis”, Roma explained.

They will also honour workers who have lost their lives, introduce a reduced price rate for medical staff from the start of next season, and donate a proportion of each ticket sale to the club’s fundraising campaign.

Roma president James Pallotta added: “It is impossible to overstate just how much we appreciate the work of the medical staff in Italy and around the world.”

Pallotta has donated €75,000 to the club’s COVID-19 fundraising project, which has brought in more than €530,000.

READ  
Reports: Inter Milan ready to move in for top Real Madrid target & UCL finalist in January transfer window

Please follow and like us:
Continue Reading



Latest

Josehp Bouasse Josehp Bouasse
Cameroon9 hours ago

Cameroon: Joseph Bouasse Perfection Ex-Roma Academy Starlet Dies At The Age 21 From Heart Attack

Views: 5 Former Roma youngster Joseph Bouasse Perfection has passed away aged just 21, it has been confirmed. The Cameroonian...

Jimmy Kirunda Jimmy Kirunda
Uganda11 hours ago

Uganda Football: Jimmy Kirunda Former Uganda Captain And football icon Dies AT The Age 70

Views: 6 One of Uganda’s most celebrated football icons, Jimmy Kirunda has died aged 70 years. Kirunda who captain Uganda...

Cameroon16 hours ago

Cameroon Referee, Elvis Noupue Joined African Peers To Launch Campaign Against COVID-19

Views: 8 Cameroon born Elvis Guy Noupue, a match official with CAF has join his colleagues in the African continent...

Africa2 days ago

Former Ghana Captain Steven Appiah reveals how his determination to play football saved him from Social Vices.

Views: 8 Former Ghana international Steven Appiah has revealed how his determination to play football saved him from Social Vices. ...

Africa2 days ago

Diouf picks Eto’o and Drogba as the Best African Footballers in the last Decade.

Views: 5 Former Senegal legend El Hadji Diouf picks Eto’o and Drogba as the Best African players in the last...

Africa2 days ago

El Hadji Diouf picks Jay Jay Okocha as Africa’s Most Talented Footballer.

Views: 4 Former Senegal legend El Hadji Diouf has picked Super Eagles Legend Jay Jay Okocha as Africa’s most talented...

Africa4 days ago

Burundi Resumes Football Leagues, the first to Resume in Africa.

Views: 10 Burundi becomes the First African country to resume football leagues amidst COVID-19 outbreak.  Burundi also doubles as the...

Ghana5 days ago

COVID-19 Effects: Ghana’s Female Footballers Face Tough Challenges

Views: 102 The chairperson of the Ghana women’s Premier League committee, Madam Hillary Boaten has complained about the negative effects...

Africa5 days ago

Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho share only one common characteristics which is their insatiable appetite for victory. – Samuel Eto’o.

Views: 13 Former Cameroon international goal accountant Samuel Eto’o says Pep Guadiola and Jose Mourinho share only one common characteristics...

tanzania premeir league resumes tanzania premeir league resumes
Tanzania6 days ago

Tanzania Premier League set to Return in June After 2 Months of Inaction

Views: 89 The Tanzania Premier League was suspended on March 17 amidst COVID 19 Pandemic The league may return in...

Loading…

Asia

Asia2 months ago

Cambodia suspend all football tournaments across country to combat COVID-19

Views: 8 Cambodia has become the latest country in Southeast Asia to suspend all footballing activities including the 2020 Cambodian...

Asia2 months ago

Former Myanmar national team captain Yan Aung Kyaw to retire at the end of 2020 season

Views: 3 Yangon United and Myanmar veteran midfielder Yan Aung Kyaw has announced that he will retire from professional football the...

Asia2 months ago

Stephanie Catley scores winner as Melbourne City edge Sydney FC 1-0 in W-League Grand Final

Views: 10 Melbourne City FC edged Sydney 1-0 in the 2019-20 W-League Grand Final at the AAMI Park in Melbourne...

Asia2 months ago

Health of players, officials and fans always our priority, says AFC amidst COVID-19 disruption

Views: 4 The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has said that the health of the players, officials and fans is their...

Asia2 months ago

Reports: Football Federation Australia set to suspend A-League season due to COVID-19

Views: 5 Football Federation Australia (FFA) is reportedly all set to announce the suspension of the 2019-20 season of A-League...

Asia2 months ago

Philippines good enough to play against any team anywhere: Azkals coach Scott Cooper

Views: 7 Philippines national football team coach Scott Cooper believes that the Azkals have made tremendous leap in quality during...

Asia2 months ago

Korea Football Association turns national training centre into COVID-19 treatment clinic

Views: 7 The Korea Football Association (KFA) has decided to transform its state-of-the-art National Football Centre in Paju into a...

Asia2 months ago

Singapore starlet Ikhsan Fandi’s potential move to Norwegian top division club held up due to COVID-19

Views: 10 Singapore international striker Ikhsan Fandi’s potential move from Norway’s second division to its top flight has been held...

Asia2 months ago

Malaysia Premier League outfit Kelantan FA set to cut player salaries due to COVID-19 losses

Views: 16 Malaysia Premier League outfit Kelantan FA could be cutting their players’ salaries due to the financial impact rising...

Asia2 months ago

IR Iran to face 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists Croatia in international friendly match – Reports

Views: 19 IR Iran national football team are set to take on 2018 FIFA World Cup finalists Croatia in an...