Cristiano Ronaldo shot again at Italy’s sports activities minister on Friday by denying that he broke the coronavirus protocol adopted for the nation’s soccer after getting back from worldwide responsibility whereas optimistic for the illness.
Juventus ahead Ronaldo is presently quarantined at his dwelling in Turin after travelling from Portugal in an air ambulance following a optimistic Covid-19 take a look at whereas along with his nationwide group for Nations League matches.
“I by no means broke the protocol,” Ronaldo stated on Instagram, including that he travelled after gaining authorisation to take action and had averted contact with different individuals.
“Somebody, whose title I am will not say, right here in Italy … says that I did not respect the protocol, that’s merely a lie.
“I’m persevering with my quarantine, I’m alone, my household is on one other flooring, we will not keep up a correspondence and will probably be like that at the least for the following 10 days.”
Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora stated on Thursday that he thought the Portugal captain Ronaldo had damaged protocol by leaving Italy whereas Juventus had been in isolation following two Covid-19 circumstances among the many group’s non-playing workers.
On Friday he claimed “conceited” Ronaldo had lied and pressured that his feedback referred particularly to his and a few of his teammates’ leaving to hitch their respective nationwide groups.
“The celebrity and greatness of sure footballers would not permit them to be conceited, disrespectful in direction of our establishments and to lie,” Spadafora informed Italy’s ANSA information company.
“I reiterate what I stated yesterday relating to some Juventus gamers abandoning their group lodge, feedback which I based mostly on Juventus’ personal communications with well being authorities in Turin.”
Native well being authorities within the Piedmont area stated that prosecutors had been knowledgeable of the departure of Ronaldo and different Juve gamers.
Juventus stated on Thursday that Ronaldo, who claims to not have the “slightest symptom”, returned to Italy in a “medical flight authorised by the competent well being authorities”.
The complete Juve group had been again in isolation on Wednesday night after American midfielder Weston McKennie examined optimistic.
Each McKennie and Ronaldo are in quarantine and should take a look at damaging earlier than rejoining their teammates.
Beneath UEFA guidelines a participant should present proof that he’s not sick per week earlier than a European match.
Ronaldo, who will miss Juve’s Serie A match with Crotone and their Champions League opener towards Dynamo Kiev on October 20, should take a look at damaging on October 21 to play towards Barcelona and outdated foe Lionel Messi per week later.