The Atalanta coach had symptoms of coronavirus during the game against Valencia

The Atalanta coach, Gian Piero Gasperini, has revealed that he has had coronavirus. He knows this after a serological test showed that he has antibodies ten days ago and has confessed that He felt really bad the day before the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Valencia. A discomfort that was increasing during the game in Mestalla, played behind closed doors on March 10.

«The day before the game against Valencia it was wrong. The worst game afternoon. On the bench he did not have a good face. It was March 10 », relates Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta coach, about the discomfort that happened during the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Valencia at Mestalla. Symptoms that coincided with those of coronavirus, a disease that has already been confirmed to have passed after antibodies were found in a serological test.

Gasperini, 62, confesses having been afraid and that the worst days were precisely around the meeting in Mestalla. “The two successive nights in Zingonia – where the Atalanta is concentrated – I slept little. I didn’t have a fever but I felt broken, like I was 40 ″, relates. As of March 14, he began to feel better, “the worst is over,” he says.

Even so, he stayed three weeks in Zingonia and when he returned with his family he did it “respecting the distance with his wife and children”. “Without fever I never got tested. Ten days ago serological tests have confirmed that I had a coronavirus. I have antibodies, which does not mean that I am immune », Gasperini explains.