Coronavirus: I thought it was a joke – Valencia´s Mangala on COVID-19 diagnosis

Valencia defender Eliaquim Mangala was shocked by his coronavirus diagnosis and has actually still not experienced any signs as he continues 14 days in seclusion.

Mangala was among 5 first-team players from the Spanish club to test favorable for COVID-19, with Ezequiel Garay and Jose Gaya the other players from that group to have actually validated their medical diagnoses.

On Monday, Valencia revealed 35 percent of all tests performed on individuals related to the club had actually returned favorable.

Speaking With L’Equipe, Mangala stated: “On Friday at the club, we did some tests, easy ones. I didn’t have any signs, I was simply like every day.

“So, when Sunday morning the doctor told me I was positive, I was shocked. I thought it was a joke at first. But when he talked about quarantine, for 14 days, staying away from my kids, I understood it wasn’t a joke.”

Mangala in-depth how he has actually handled to preserve a training regular within the family facilities.

“I’m quarantined at home. I’m lucky, I have a house where my family can remain isolated,” he described.

” There is one flooring where I stay, and my family is upstairs. We’re attempting to prevent each other as much as possible.

” My day is easy: I do not have any signs, so I can continue to train. They [Valencia] provided us a schedule.

“With a mask, I go out in my garden to keep training. And then I watch documentaries, movies, I play video games. There’s Netflix, I read as well.”

Spain is the second- most afflicted nation in Europe by the coronavirus pandemic, with 11,178 reported cases and 491 deaths.


Written by Rohan Sanders

Lividly in love with football, enjoys a tease every now and then. Football is all I have ever known, probably all I will ever know, or want to know. "We all want to make a difference, this is me making mine."

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