Lazio plans to resume training next week, for which Italians widely criticize the Roman club. The reason for the criticism is that in Italy, coronavirus is widespread. There are 35 713 cases of virus infection in the country so far, and about 3 000 people have died.
According to Lazio President Claudio Lotito, he has decided to resume training because the team is out of shape. Because of this, Lotito is a primary object of criticism.
“Players, like everyone else, must stay home!” – AIC President Damiano Tomassi said.
“It is essential for every club to follow the rules and put the safety of the players in the first place,” said Giuseppe Marotta, general manager of Inter Milan.
Lotito is not the only boss who is in favor of updating the club. Next week Cagliari and Brescia also want to start training.
In Italy alone, 475 people have died of coronavirus in the last day alone. The exact death toll is 2 978 today.
Will Serie A be renewed on May 3? Optimistic statement from Italy
According to President of the Italian Football Federation Gabriele Gravina, the country’s championship may be resumed on May 3.
It should be reminded that all sports events in Italy have been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic. And, so far, the forecast is unreliable.
“Our team have already started work on a new calendar, according to which we will renew the championship on May 3 and finish on June 30.
We may use some days in July as well, and we are going to talk to FIFA and UEFA about this.
We also have to consider the window for international matches in June when UEFA plans to host Euro 2021 qualifiers.
Of course, these are only preliminary calculations, as we do not know exactly how long the pandemic will last. We may even have to delay the match until the end of July. “