Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian striker for Inter, deplores the fact that a Serie A player had to test positive for coronavirus before Italian football finally decided to stop playing.
Romelu Lukaku does not have the head to resume football as quickly as possible and even thinks that the competitions should have stopped earlier. In a live Instagram organized by Puma, the Belgian striker of Inter deplored the reaction time of the governing bodies of Italian football to decide to stop the competitions because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Why should we play when there are people in the world who risk their lives? Already, a Juventus player had to be tested positive to quarantine everyone. It’s not normal “, he deplored, according to his remarks transcribed this Thursday by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The last Serie A matches were held on March 8 and 9 in camera. The clubs had then caught up to the 26th day, with in particular the shock opposing Juventus and Inter. Then before the following weekend, the Turin club had announced the positive test of their Italian defender Daniele Rugani. He was the first elite footballer to be diagnosed with the coronavirus. The Juve players then had to place themselves in solitary confinement. The authorities then decided to put an end to all sports events and rallies.
“The important thing is people’s health”
During his live broadcast accessible to all Internet users, Romelu Lukaku nevertheless admitted that he missed football. “But, for now, the important thing is people’s health, he added. Everything else is secondary. What I miss most is the pace of the match, the competition with the opponent, full stadium, public affection. I’m taking this opportunity to analyze my last performances, more generally everything I’ve done in the last six months. There is always room for improvement in football. “
The hypothesis of a resumption of football in May is still being studied by the Italian Ministry of Sports. But any decision in this direction will be conditioned by a positive and significant development of the pandemic. Italy remains the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, according to official reports, with at least 13,915 deaths for more than 115,200 positive tests identified.