Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini admits he was infected with Covid-19 before a match against Valencia on March 11. However, the Italian strategist still pitched in the Champion League normally.
The Italian strategist did not know he was infected with Covid-19 – Coach Atalanta
In an interview with La Gazzetta Dello Sport, coach Gian Piero Gasperini admitted he was ill and found it difficult to breathe on March 10, one day before Atalanta’s trip to Valencia’s yard in the eighth round Champions League this season.
Despite the unusual symptoms, the Italian strategist continued to direct the students as usual and helped Atalanta beat the home team 4-3 to win tickets to the quarterfinals with a total score of 8-4. 2 matches Although he did not know he was infected with Covid-19 at the time, subsequent tests by doctors showed that Covid-19 had existed in the body of Coach Atalanta since early March.
The test results on the opponent Valencia extremely angry. The team playing in La Liga recently announced that Mr. Gasperini’s presence at Mestalla was a very bad thing, although this match took place in the condition of no spectators.
“With the comments of Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini in the press last week, Valencia wanted to openly express his surprise about the opponent’s actions during the match in the eighth round of the UEFA Champions League recognizing his status before the match at Mestalla, at least he needs to realize that he needs to isolate himself or take measures to prevent the spread of infection. during a trip to Valencia “- Representative of Valencia Club stated.
The Champions League was postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic
“Bats” insisted they were not convinced with the explanations of coach Gian Piero Gasperini, after admitting to attending the return leg of the 1/8 Champions League round with Covid-19 infection. Even this team also proved quite angry when they themselves became victims of Covid-19 with more than a third of the players on the team tested positive.
“It is important to remember that this match took place in an unpopular environment, with strict measures being taken to show the dangers of this disease. Although Gasperini did not test Covid-19 before the match, His symptoms are extremely serious and need to be vigilant “- Valencia concluded in the club’s new announcement.
Earlier, the Atalanta coach confirmed to the Italian press that he felt a very different body Gasperini said: “I was so scared. One day before the game, I was sick, that afternoon, everything seemed worse 2 nights later, I could not sleep. If you look closely at pictures of me playing against Valencia, you will notice how tired I am on the bench. I have a fever but I still feel that I can work.”
In the previous, In March, The pandemic caused by Covid-19 is raging very complicated in Europe. The number of infections in the “old continent” is skyrocketing, with many deaths. This situation makes football tournaments in Europe such as a Champion league or Europa Cup fall into the situation of being postponed or even in danger of being canceled to at present.