Lazio’s chief medic promised to resign if reports of illegal training routines were true, as players are not allowed to attend group training until Monday.
The Corriere della Sera newspaper announced that Lazio had arranged a three v three training session, with games lasting five minutes each.
“I read the report and the photograph they used is an old one,” Lazio chief medic Ivo Pulcini told Radio Punto Nuovo.
“It’s an excuse so they can really say no,” added Pulcini. “The club assures me it is not true, and if it was, I would be forced to resign. I have to take responsibility, but what more can I do if workers do not follow suggestions? I was not there, as I cannot spend the entire day watching every session, I can only make recommendations.”
Meanwhile, CONI (Italian Olympic Committee) President Giovanni Malagò also commented on the reported illegal Lazio training session. He praised the decision to set up a group of inspectors who will visit the training grounds and ensure teams are sticking to the rules.
“I don’t know if it’s true, but if it was, that would be disrespectful,” he said in a video press conference.
The Players ‘Association and Agents’ Association today issued statements protesting that the requirement for a whole squad to quarantine for 15 days if one person is tested positive implies a very real risk of the season being halted again.