Tuesday March 24 2020
Reina: 'I had symptoms'

Milan loanee Pepe Reina has revealed that he had symptoms of the Coronavirus and the Aston Villa goalkeeper encouraged people to “follow the restrictions”.

The Spanish shot stopper moved back to the Premier League in January, when the Villains picked him up on a loan deal until June 2020.

He played six games for the Claret and Blue before the forced break due to the Coronavirus outbreak and now the 37-year-old has admitted to having symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.

“I’ve had symptoms related to the Coronavirus,” he told El Partiziado De Cope. “I had a dry cough, fever and breathing difficulties this week. But I’m feeling better now.

“I frequently follow the news in Spain, Italy and England. I have a lot of people close to me and that’s why I’m interested in knowing what’s going on and the decisions being made.

“The more we follow the restrictions, the sooner everything will pass. We must have a serious attitude towards the isolation. I’m sure that we will emerge from this situation more united and strengthened.”