Fabio Capello has claimed Gian Piero Gasperini ‘did nothing wrong’ and felt the controversy encircling the Atalanta coach has been ‘exaggerated’.
The former Milan, Roma and Juventus coach was happy to learn about the resumption of football in Italy and claimed the players ‘for once’ might have to ‘sacrifice’ and go into a retreat to help Serie A with the conclusion of the 2019-20 campaign.
Capello told Il Giornale: “I have always been in favour of resuming the championship. I said I wanted to resume to have an honest and precise table and not only for the tournament itself but because there are so many economic interests at stake, that in this moment of crisis can be very important.
“For once, if you ask the players to sacrifice at a particular moment, I don’t think there would be anything wrong in that.”
Atalanta coach Gasperini confessed he had felt unwell the day before La Dea’s meeting with Valencia in Champions League on March 10.
Since then, he has been accused of ‘putting people at risk’ but Capello defended the Orobici coach.
“There’s talk of a period when symptoms were not well known,” he added. “I don’t think the controversy makes sense.
“It all seems exaggerated to me. If we then think about what many states have done before closing everything…
“I believe that Gasp didn’t do anything wrong. Maybe at the time he thought he had a simple flu. In the end, only a few days ago, he found out he had coronavirus.”
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