Italian Olympic Committee President Malagò: “Italian Football Hasn’t Even Considered Calling This Season Off”

Italian Olympic Committee President Malagò: “Italian Football Hasn’t Even Considered Calling This Season Off”
April 19, 2020 19:00
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Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò discussed the possible restart of football in an interview in today’s paper edition of the Genova based newspaper Secolo XIX.

“I am the first to recognise the specificity of football and the right and duty to seek every avenue to finish the season. But they have never thought of an alternative.”

He highlighted how football needs to think about the future, rather than focusing on the cup and the league.

“Instead of thinking about the championship or the cups, the president of Modena Volley thinks about securing the future. Because the real problem is not today, but tomorrow.”

Malago suggested that not awarding the league title this season would be an important gesture.

“I wouldn’t talk about ethics, but there is a clear need to leave a signal, it is a widespread feeling among people.”

Finally, Malago spoke about the idea that Italy may be split into two when it comes to recovering from Coronavirus, considering that the south has been hit less hard. It has also been suggested that Serie A should only be played in these regions.

“That the country will be divided in two is an established fact. All projects can be interesting, but then you have to go into details. Meals must be cooked, not just imagined.”

The Italian government has indicated that Serie A clubs can return to training on the 4th of May, which would allow the league to hypothetically be restarted at the end of that month. Many suggestions have been made in regard to how to finish this season, but so far no ideas have been fully agreed upon.

By Apollo Heyes
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