Speaking to Sky Sport Italy, Atalanta forward Papu Gómez touched on the prospect of restarting Serie A fixtures in the summer, and the current situation in Bergamo, with the city hit hard by the spread of COVID-19.
“Over the last four years we have made an entire city happy. But what we’re living through right now is terrible and I still can’t wrap my head around it, not just with respect to Bergamo but all of Lombardy and all of Italy – we’re the country with the most cases. It’s strange, because we should be happy, proud of what the squad is doing, but now we must look elsewhere and think of the families that are suffering.”
“Right now I’m struggling to think about [playing football again]. I try to keep in shape and train a bit every day for an hour and a half, and have my head elsewhere even if it’s difficult. But you watch the news all the time. Football is the last thing on my mind right now.”
“I don’t know if we’ll be playing again in the summer or in a few months, frankly I think Italy will have to have things sorted out first. It will be very difficult to go back and play again.”