Former goalkeeper of Juventus Stefano Tacconi has played down coronavirus severity.
“The coronavirus is just the flu for me,” he told for Sportiva radio, on his 62nd birthday. “When they tell me in a conference that thousands of deaths have happened, tell me which ones were of coronavirus. You cannot tar all of them with the same brush.”
More than 30,000 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in Italy since the virus became a global pandemic in March, but Tacconi maintains it is not much worse than the common cold.
“I’d like to start playing again, even in front of fans”, the former Italy international also mentioned.