Arriving this Saturday in Uruguay after a fortnight spent in Italy, Diego Godin criticized the way in which Serie A has managed the epidemic of coronavirus. The defender of Inter regretted decisions too slow on the part of the leaders of transalpine football.
By joining Inter Milan during the last summer transfer window, Diego Godin surely hoped to spend a less hectic first season in Serie A. If the Uruguayan defender had a mixed start with the Milanese club, he lived mainly the epidemic of coronavirus in heart of Lombardy.
Godin: “We have been exposed until the last moment”
Returning this Saturday in Uruguay, after about forty fourteen days, the 34-year-old defender did not fail to criticize the way in which Italian football had managed the epidemic.
“We were exposed until the last moment, said the former Atletico to ESPN Argentina. They continued to pull the rope to see if we could continue playing, until the situation did not be more sustainable. “
A Juve-Inter marked by the Covid-19
While waiting to learn more about the coronavirus, Serie A has maintained its meetings and has plunged the players into the dark. On March 8, the home team moved onto Juventus’ lawn for a closed-door game. A few days later, the Turin club announced the contamination of its first player, Daniele Rugani.
“We continued to play for several weeks, we continued to practice, to play behind closed doors, until the positivity of a Juventus player was detected and we were quarantined, further fumed Diego Godin. There, the championship stopped. It is certain that other players of this match were going to be positive. “
Measures too slow
After Daniele Rugani, two other Turin players tested positive for the coronavirus: Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala. After a fortnight in Lombardy, epicenter of the crisis in Italy, Diego Godin was finally able to return home to Montevideo.
“He was not given as much importance at first, we thought it was a Chinese problem and that it would not reach other countries. Measures were taken little by little, quite slowly , said the South American defender, but at government level no drastic measures have been taken to prevent what could happen. ”