Thursday March 26 2020
Szczesny: 'I'll be ready'

Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has revealed “it’s not simple” but is adamant that he will be “ready to resume” the campaign.

The Bianconeri have finished their initial quarantine of two weeks but the Poland international has revealed that the players “stay at home” and “train every day” to prepare themselves in an event of continuing the Serie A 2019-20 season.

“It’s been two weeks since the start of the quarantine. I’m on my own, as my family returned to Polan,” Szczesny told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s not simple. I sleep a lot, but I train every day to make myself ready to resume the championship.”

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani was the first player to test positive for coronavirus and later both Blaise Matuidi and Paulo Dybala followed.

“It was sad news, but fortunately none of them had serious symptoms,” the goalkeeper added. “The only solution is to stay at home.”

Juventus played the last Serie A match before the forced break and stopped with a 2-0 win against Inter in a Derby d’Italia behind closed doors amid fear of the outbreak.

“We did well to win the match, but it’s not the same without the fans. It was a very strange game,” he said. “We must respect all the rules. Our sacrifice can help other more fragile people. We stay at home.”