Speaking to local paper Parma Today, Parma manager Roberto D’Aversa has revealed that recent tests have shown that he had contracted Covid-19 in the early stages of the crisis. D’Aversa also expanded on his approach to managing the return of his squad to the training ground, with the restart of the season a few weeks away.
“I had the Coronavirus, but it was only revealed by the tests we undertook in the last few days. On our part the management of the situation has been excellent, because we were followed by the doctor and we were responsible in not putting anyone at risk. The symptoms were mild, I had a 37 degree fever, paradoxically it was lighter than what usually happens to me at this time of the year.”
“I’m not stressing the players out as I usually do. We’re coming from a situation that’s completely different to the past, this isn’t the usual 20-30 days before the summer holiday during which we have activity. We’ve just come from two months closed up in our homes – At the moment I’ve preferred to have them readapt slowly to the pitch, to training, and all of the rest. From next week I’ll start to put in the motivational and mental aspect.”