Paulo Dybala is still not 100 per cent after recovering from Covid-19
Juventus star Paulo Dybala admits he is ‘still not 100 per cent’ after testing positive for coronavirus FOUR times during lockdown, with Italian football set to return this weekend
- Paulo Dybala is still not feeling fully fit after recovering from coronavirus
- The forward confirmed on March 21 that he and his girlfriend had Covid-19
- Dybala self isolated at home but struggled to shake the virus within six weeks
- Juventus have said that Dybala is officially virus free after he tested negative
- Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19
Paulo Dybala has revealed he is still not feeling 100 per cent after recovering from coronavirus, having tested positive four times since football was suspended in March.
The Argentine forward confirmed on March 21 that he and his girlfriend, Oriana Sabatini, had contracted Covid-19.
The 26-year-old was subject to home isolation but struggled to overcome the virus for more than six weeks as he tested positive four times during lockdown.
Paulo Dybala is still not feeling 100 per cent after recovering from coronavirus this month
During FIFA 20’s charity event, Dybala told Tottenham’s Dele Alli that he was not back to full fitness after contracting the virus but did declare his excitement for the league to restart.
‘I had coronavirus, but I feel much better now,’ Dybala said during an Instagram Live video.
‘I am still not quite at 100 per cent, but I’m pretty good. We’ve started training again, and football is coming back, so soon we will be able to do what we love the most.’
Dybala told Tottenham’s Dele Alli that he was not back to full fitness after contracting the virus
The Argentine and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini have now tested negative for coronavirus
Juventus are set to return to action on Friday with the second leg of the Coppa Italia semi-final against AC Milan.
Serie A will commence on the weekend of June 20, with Juventus taking on Bologna away on June 22.
Following that, there will be 12 full rounds of matches to play to complete the season.
Dybala shared his excitement saying: ‘I hope we can have fun and entertain. I think it will be useful because we will have many consecutive football matches, and people like us who love this wonderful sport will have the opportunity to watch a different game every day.’
Juventus, who are chasing a ninth successive title, lead the table with 63 points, one ahead of Lazio with Inter a further eight behind in third.
Dybala was one of three Juventus stars to contract it, with Blaise Matuidi (above) another
Daniele Rugani (pictured) was the third player to test positive from the Italian champions
Dybala was one of three Juventus stars to contract the virus, along with Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi.
The 26-year-old spoke out on his experience fighting the disease and how he was struggling to breathe.
‘I had stronger symptoms, I got tired very quickly, when I wanted to train, I was short of breath after five minutes. There we noticed that something was not right and through the tests, the club did we were told that we were positive,’ Dybala told the club’s official Youtube channel towards the end of March.
‘From there we had more symptoms, such as cough, tired body and when we slept I felt very cold, but from the club, they had told us that we were going to be fine so we had to be calm.’
The 26-year-old reflected on what it was like with the virus, saying that he struggled to breathe
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Dybala had scored 13 goals and provided 12 assists for Juve
However, he has claimed that he is feeling much better – though not 100 per cent -and he and his girlfriend are no longer carrying the virus.
A Juventus statement read: ‘Paulo Dybala performed, as per protocol, a double-check with diagnostic tests for Coronvirus-COVID-19, which came back with negative results.
‘The player has, therefore, recovered and will no longer be subjected to the home isolation regime.’
Before the suspension of the league and his contraction of coronavirus, Dybala was having a strong season, scoring 13 goals and providing 12 assists to contribute to Juventus’ title challenge.
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