Lazio’s defender, Patricio Gabarrón Gil, maintains that Serie A clubs and players ‘will not embrace’ having their season cut short like Ligue 1 when they return to training.
Popularly called Patric, he reasoned, “Football is no different to any other business, we’ve been at home for two months now and want to get back to work. If everything else is returning to normality, why shouldn’t we?”
All clubs are permitted to train from this week while retaining social distance, although the government has not yet determined if the 2019-20 season will be able to begin.
Ligue 1 is the only top five league to formally close early, along with the Netherlands and Belgium, so what would happen if the Italian Government wanted to do the same?
“We wouldn’t accept it,” replied Patric. “This is a historic moment for Lazio, we are having a fantastic season. They can’t assign the title when it’s so tight and there are 12 games left to go.”
“We are not afraid and, with the right precautions, have to get back on the field,” Patric told El Chiringuito de Jugones in an Instagram live chat.