ROME – Atalanta's coach, Gian Piero Gasperini , had the coronavirus and feared the worst: "Yes, I was afraid," he said for the first time in an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport.
"The day before the Valencia game I was sick, the afternoon of the game was worse," said the 62-year-old coach, "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 . An ambulance passed every two minutes. There is a hospital nearby. It seemed to be at war. At night I thought: if I go in there, what happens to me? I can't leave now, I have so many things to do … I was saying it jokingly, to exorcise. But I really thought so. "
Gasperini explained that everything is now outdated: “Saturday 14 I had a hard training like I hadn't remembered for years. One hour on the treadmill, more than 10 kilometers of running. I felt good, strong. The worst was over.
I spent three weeks in Zingonia. Then in Turin I always respected the distancing from wife and children. Without fever, I never swabbed. Ten days ago serological tests confirmed that I had Covid-19. I have antibodies, which doesn't mean I'm immune now. ” (source AGI)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano