Sevilla FCTOThe Basque coach analyzes the health crisis and does not want to play again without the public
Julen Lopetegui, Sevilla coach, affects not to “put himself in profile” regarding the health crisis caused by the Covid-19. In a conversation with the official media of the Andalusian club, he has not put himself in profile and has answered forcefully how he sees the coronavirus alert, if this season should be ended and, in the event that it cannot be concluded (I will not understand the technician who played without public),what to do to alleviate the economic crisis derived from the cancellation of the tournaments. He openly talks about contributing individually tothat the clubs bear this blow by lowering or forgiving part of their own wages.
“Carrying this historic and dramatic moment in the best possible way. We have had the easiest thing to do, which is to stay home. Our responsibility is to be here and trying to help,” he began.“For some strange reason we were not farsighted here”, the coach responds harshly to the actions of government authorities. “The stage demands making decisions. The priority is health.The health of those generations that brought Spain out of a postwar period and are now dying in a horrible way. Our elders are the people to whom we owe our lives and it seems to me a great ingratitude or those comments about who are the vulnerable of this whole crisis, “he explained.
“This is not the time to talk about whether the measures have been timely. There will be time to analyze the responsibilities. We all have to fight to make this happen as quickly as possible.The responsibility of staying home is very important. People I know in Madrid have died to me who had a lot of affection. The important thing is to fight the virus. We are sad and worried. My oldest son is alone in Madrid and it gets tough. The measures have not been enough, although it is difficult for the decision maker.We had a very clear example in Italy and we looked at it very late“
“It is complex and it is strange to see thesoccer officials talk about dates. You have to prepare for these next three weeks of harder scenarios than today. And talk about closed door, too. It must be played when everyone can enjoy this magnificent sport.If you can finish the season well, but draw the conclusions of these three quarter seasons, that they are worth something. “
“I find it strange to hear deadlines. And in the economic consequences we will all have to be responsible.Those of us on the front line have to be generous with our clubs because it will have some economic impact. Health must prevail. About the closed door I do not understand. Without people it doesn’t make sense.If you play without people it is because there is a risk and if there is, you should not play. Nor does it ignore that three-quarters of the season have been played. “
“We are busy because it is our individual responsibility. Maintain the daily bond with the players. That affects in the least possible way the physical state of the players.Emotional work is important. It is good that the head is busy with things other than the news about the coronavirus. This is much more difficult than the return than after the summer, when the players are mentally healthy and fresh.When you talk about two weeks of preparation I think it is done from a point of ignorance because this is very different“
“Many of our elders, who are dying, went through a few harder times than ours. Our generation has not experienced great misfortunes. We must know what each one can do. We must not look for guilty parties or put ourselves in profile. who can help, applaud those who help us, in supermarkets, pharmacy, truckers, police.What we are at home what we must do is not go out. Whoever skips it is irresponsible and something else“