Daniele Rugani of Juventus was the first Serie A player to test the COVID-19 positive back in March, but since then the defender has made a full recovery.
Rugani looked back on his ‘strange’ month battling the coronavirus. He claimed to be ‘a lot stronger’ as well as more optimistic because of his ordeal.
“I am fine; I am in good spirits. I went through a weird month, but the important thing is that it all went well and I am lucky,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“When they heard the news, it all started with a dose of fear. I was afraid my partner, who is pregnant, was transmitting the disease.
“To get out of this situation has certainly given my partner and I a lot of strength and positive energy.
The 26-year-old then claimed he was ready to help Juve resume the season with their fixture pileup.
“I’ve been watching the Bundesliga and it’s odd to see the stadiums and players separated on the bench, but it’s only right that we do everything we can to get back to the pitch as safe as possible and that measures are being followed for the health of everyone.
“My goal is to give my maximum contribution to the team at all times. If we had to start again, there will be many matches close together so it’ll be essential to be ready to help because we want to take home the collective goals we set ourselves.”
Finally, he is grateful for the medical (and otherwise) support he has received:
“I decided to go into isolation at Continassa immediately to be on the safe side and this was the best and most correct thing for everyone; I have to thank the doctors for their professionalism and their ability to reassure us. “