VALENCIA (Spain) – “The day before the game of Valencia I was sick, the afternoon of the game worse. I didn’t have a pretty face on the bench. It was March 10th. The following two nights in Zingonia I slept little. I didn’t have a fever, but it felt like I was in pieces at 40“These are the statements made today in an interview by the coach ofAtalanta, Gian Piero Gasperini. The Nerazzurri coach also revealed: “Ten days ago serological tests confirmed that I had Covid-19“. A confession that Valencia commented with amazement, given that the” Gasp “refers to the match of Champions played on 10 March behind closed doors at Mestalla and won 4-3 by the Goddess who thus centered the qualification to the quarterfinals.
Gasperini, the Valencia press release
“Regarding the statements of the technician of theAtalanta, Gian Piero Gasperini, published this Sunday in the Italian press, on Valencia intends to publicly express his surprise at the fact that the team’s technician rivals the round of 16 Champions, acknowledge that the day before the game on March 10 was aware, at least he, of symptoms presumably compatible with Coronavirus and that he had not taken preventive measures, thus putting many people at risk while traveling and staying in Valencia. Must remember – adds the Andalusian club in the press release published on its website – that the game was played behind closed doors and with restrictive measures by decision of the Spanish health authorities, with the aim of preventing the risk of contagion at Covid-19, in particular due to the presence of people from a publicly defined area at risk“.