Mon 23 November 2020 | 10:31

Godin: ‘it’s possible we have contracted the virus in Colombia’

Cagliari defender Diego Godin thinks that they might have contracted the virus when they were in Colombia but insists that he was tested negative before he returned to Sardinia.

Diego Godin

returned to


while having been infected by COVID-19. The positive tests for coronavirus have been also increasing among the

Uruguay players

since the games against





Some pictures of the squad enjoying a barbecue and drinking with a communal straw along with reports of 17 new cases of the team have been shared.

The Cagliari defender insists that he was tested negative before he returned to Sardinia.

I left Uruguay and the results of the swab were negative,” the center-back said. “Even the rapid test done at the airport with Nandez before returning to Italy was negative.

“But the one I did the morning after we arrived was positive. I’m fine. I had a bit of initial discomfort, a bit of headache, and pain all over my body as if I had the flu, but I’m already better.

“I took some paracetamol which helped me and now I feel better.”

Godin talked about their situation during the international break.

“During the period spent in the national team, it is as if we lived inside a bubble, which we can access only if the communication arrives from the club that we are all negative

“Evidently, the virus managed to get in anyway. I think it’s possible we have contracted the virus in the days spent in Colombia.

“We have respected all protocols, but like any human being, sometimes you overlook something, especially when you know you’re all negative.

“We only made one mistake, taking a picture without the mask. But we came from a historic moment, a great match against Colombia, and we didn’t even think about it.

“I don’t think this is the origin of the contagion. This is why the controversy and the strange hypotheses about the infection seems unfair to me.”

Atletico Madrid


Luis Suarez

has also been tested positive for COVID-19 and has apologized for letting their guard down.

“Many people are criticizing us, we committed an error and we apologize for that,” Suarez said.

“The infection did not happen because of the barbecue, that’s very clear. We had the bad luck of one of us getting infected in Colombia.”

source: SportMob

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