The Juventus president acknowledged that his Napoli counterpart asked him to postpone the match, but the regulation is clear and it was sought to respect it
Andrea Agnelli, president of Juventus, stressed this Sunday that his club “respected” some “clear rules” and acknowledged that his Naples, Aurelio De Laurentiis, He sent him a message to ask him to postpone the league game scheduled for this Sunday.
“We have exchanged some messages (with By Laurentiis). He wrote to me, I told him that he Juventus respect the current rules. He wanted to postpone the match, a request that may be legitimate. But in all industries there are rules and you have to respect them, “he said. Agnelli in statements to television “Sky Sport “.
The match Juventus-Naples This Sunday was not played because the Neapolitan club received an order from the Local Health Agency (ASL) not to travel due to the recent cases of coronavirus registered in their group, the players Piotr Zielinski and the Macedonian Elijf Elmas, in addition to a member of the staff .
He Naples considers that this match should be postponed because he was prevented from traveling due to “force majeure”, but the Serie A League said in a statement that “the conditions” that justify this request are not met.
“The protocols are very clear in the situations we are experiencing and it was foreseeable that this would happen, that there would be a positive case in the staff. In this case, the FIGC protocol is applied, which refers to measures of the Scientific Technical Committee “, he claimed Agnelli.
“In our case, an isolation is established that is agreed with the ASL, it is indicated where the elements are isolated and this allows to continue playing,” he added.
“It is very clear, it was a very clear work carried out by the FIGC with the Ministry of Health. It is what we did yesterday (on Saturday). We saw that we had two positives (on staff), we communicated them, we isolated ourselves in a bubble to be ready to play this game, “he concluded.
In this context, the party Juventus-Naples It will end with a 3-0 victory for the Turin team, although it is likely that the Neapolitan club will appeal this decision.
“I prefer to win on the field always,” he said. Agnelli, asked if he would have liked to play this match.