Atalanta defends itself after Valencia’s complaints: “Security protocols were followed”
The Atalanta has defended itself against complaints from the Valencia following the latest statements of Gian Pier Gasperini, technician of the Bergamasco team, on the symptoms of coronavirus that he had during the match against the Che team in Mestalla on March 10. The Italian club assures that the sanitation protocol was complied with since the coach “He had neither fever nor respiratory distress.”
«The day before the game against Valencia it was wrong. The worst game afternoon. I didn’t have a good face on the bench “, Gian Pier Gasperini, Atalanta coach, confessed in an interview this weekend in the Italian press. A serological test to which he has been subjected has found antibodies, so that it is confirmed that the coronavirus has passed and, according to the technician himself, the symptoms coincided with the day before and after the second leg of the second round of the Champions League. League at Mestalla.
Gasperini’s statements led Valencia, one of the clubs where there have been the most positive cases for COVID-19, to issue a statement showing their surprise that “preventive measures were not taken, putting at risk, if that had been the case, numerous people during their trip and stay in Valencia » since the technician claimed to have symptoms compatible with the coronavirus.
“This party was held behind closed doors, surrounded by strict measures in this regard, by obligation of the Spanish health authorities to prevent the risk of contagion by COVID-19, precisely in the presence of people from an area already on that date publicly classified as risk », continues the Valencia brief.
A few words that have led Atalanta to defend itself, ensuring that «All the safety protocols were respected and that the technician had not had a fever or respiratory problems neither before nor during the stay in Spain “, according to The Gazzetta dello Sport.