‘I have to put on my boots and run, score a goal’: Juventus star Paolo Dybala admits he missed football while taking out the corona virus while the attacker waits for Serie A to return after the illness recovers
- Paolo Dybala has talked about his desire to get back on the field and score goals
- The Argentinian says he misses training and the daily life of a footballer
- The Juventus attacker revealed that he was diagnosed with a coronavirus in March
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Paolo Dybala admits he is itching to get back on the field for Juventus as the corona virus closes in Italy continues.
The Argentinian was one of the first footballers to be diagnosed with the disease that ended the sport worldwide, isolating himself at home with his girlfriend – who also picked up the virus.
Italy was initially Europe’s epicenter of the deadly disease, as cases quickly rose, prompting Serie A to suspend the season in March. To date, the country has over 210,000 infections and over 29,000 deaths.
Paolo Dybala is desperate to return to the field for Juventus while still isolating himself at home
The Argentinian misses the everyday life of football and would like to start training again
There have been talks about reviving Italy’s top flight in the coming weeks after clubs were allowed to return to the training ground, and Dybala has reflected on his time in quarantine and how he misses everyday life as a footballer.
“To tell you the truth, I never thought I’d miss playing and practicing so much,” Dybala said on Instagram Live.
“I feel that I have to practice, see my teammates and friends and at least touch the ball, because practicing at home is not the same.
“I have to put on my boots and run, score a goal … As I always say, if you’re passionate, you make everything twice as important.
The 26-year-old yearns again for the sense of scoring goals for his Serie A team
He was diagnosed with the virus in March, but is asymptomic despite testing positive again
“It was too long without practice. We don’t know exactly when we’ll be back. It is not like a holiday, when you know that you will rest for a certain amount of time. ‘
After battling the virus – which he tested positive again last week despite being symptomatic, the attacker is now preparing to return to the field as Serie A leaders kick off football’s comeback. He said he was trying to keep himself fit and revealed that he discovered a new passion for yoga during the lockdown.
“I know my only job is to relax and stay in shape, but nothing important unlike now,” he added.
“I practiced at home because I had the opportunity to take some training equipment home and we don’t know when training will resume, so I have to keep up.
The attacker now trains at home while waiting for a return to full training with the Turin side
He struggled with the virus and suffered “stronger symptoms” after difficulty breathing
“Being isolated at home for so long made me want to try new things. For example, I have found a new passion: yoga. I love it and I realized it helped me a lot. ‘
In late March, the 26-year-old revealed that he and his partner Oriana had tested positive for the virus, but were “in perfect condition.” Although he is not currently struggling with the consequences of the disease, he admitted that it was not always just sailing.
“I had stronger symptoms, I got tired very quickly, when I wanted to train, I was short of breath after five minutes,” he told Juventus’ YouTube channel.
“There we noticed that something was not right and the tests of the club told us that we were positive.
“From there we had more symptoms, such as coughing, tired body and when we slept I felt very cold, but they had told us from the club that it would be okay, so we had to be calm.”