"Ronaldo? I called him, he was fine. He was sunbathing ”. Giorgio Chiellini reassures everyone on the conditions of his teammate who tested positive for Covid. He does so on the eve of the match against the Netherlands scheduled for tomorrow, during a press conference which has been postponed for a few hours. They were waiting for the results of the last swabs: El Shaarawy first tested positive, then his negative test for Covid was announced. "We footballers know that we face risks - explained Chiellini - and we are ready to take them, trying to minimize them with all the necessary precautions. We are not surprised by this escalation of cases - he continued - We must move forward because we know that football is an important business, and because of the social value we know it has: in the coming weeks there will be other restrictions, and I think football is important for the people. Worried? We are not, certainly it is a distracting topic. But I'm of the opinion that we must go on."
The Juventus defender then analyzes possible future scenarios such as the modification of the calendars: “I repeat, the thing we have to put in mind is to keep going. Who wins is secondary. We are going through difficult months and we know this. I believe that in the end, the real victory will be to have finished this championship. I know that, whoever wins, this will be considered a "fake" tournament, but that's not what matters. A bubble, like in the NBA? Difficult, we do not have ready-made structures, but a 'semi-bubble' is what already occurs in cases of positivity, where we all remain in retreat. For months we will go back and forth between retreat and home, and there is maximum availability on our part " concluded Chiellini.