Everton team manager Carlo Ancelotti has accused the UK of underestimating the coronavirus pandemic.
“I have the impression that the dire situation has not really been understood here in Great Britain. Life goes on almost as usual,” criticized the coach in an interview with “Gazzetta dello Sport”.
However, he welcomed the decision to suspend the Premier League. “That is correct, in view of the scenario of the past few hours. You couldn’t go on like this. Health is a priority for everyone: teams, fans, clubs and employees in the football sector,” said the 60-year-old football coach, who was once with the German record champions FC Bayern Munich had been active.
At Everton, midfielder Andre Gomes has contracted the corona virus. “We are not in quarantine, but preventive measures have been taken. Gomes is doing better. The fever has decreased and that is the most important thing,” said Ancelotti.
The coach is concerned about the epidemic in his home country of Italy, where the death toll has risen to over 2000. “Given the tragedy we are experiencing, football is of no importance to me now.
We have to face a pandemic, a situation that no one has experienced before us. The rising death toll in Italy is terrible. Now you have to be on the ball concentrate this fight. The rest doesn’t count, said Ancelotti.