Juventus defender Daniele Rugani’s
agent, Davide Torchia, discussed the Coronavirus emergency and its
effect on Italian football in an interview with Italian radio station
TMW Radio earlier today.
“Thinking about how the world of football will go on seems to me the least of the problems right now.”
then discussed how the contagion is affecting both football and Italy
as a whole, whilst also highlighting a potential solution to allow the
league to finish regularly.
“It’s an important slice of our
life, for the State also from the economic point of view. The players
will know how to behave. I think you can play until August or September,
then a stop of a few weeks and we’ll start again with the 2020/21
season. It’s a simple solution. If some are still thinking about the
Scudetto, they’re completely off target.”
the 25-year-old Italian defender Daniele Rugani, is contracted to
Juventus until 2024. The player was the first top player in Italy to
test positive for the Coronavirus, forcing the Bianconeri squad to go
into quarantine. Other players have since tested positive, such as
Argentine forward Paulo Dybala and French midfielder Blaise Matuidi.
players, however, have broken the government ordered lockdown and
returned to their native countries, such as Portuguese star Cristiano
Ronaldo and Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic. Rugani’s positive test
was only 11 days, meaning that the squad should have undergone a 14-day