Ranieri Backs Serie A Resumption Even With Coronavirus Crisis

Former Leicester manager who now manages Sampdoria, Claudio Ranieri backed the Serie A to be completed, a suggestion which contradicts the president of his club.

The Sampdoria manager said the Coronavirus pandemic could lead to a  falsified championship, hence, his call for the season to be completed.

Sampdoria are currently wallowing in 16th position and are one point off the drop zone with as many as 13 games to play. Ranieri has however expressed doubts as to whether he would be able to push his players to bring out their very best should the season resume.

All sporting events in Italy have since been suspended Indefinitely as part of the government’s measure to limit the spread of the virus. Sampdoria’s President also agrees to the League been suspended and even ended.

In an interview with Radio Anch’io Sport, Ranieri said:

“I believe that after a month and more of inactivity it will always be a falsified championship, because there has not been the usual regularity. I think it is right that the teams play for the titles and for salvation, but it would still be a distorted championship for me.

“I don’t know if the resumption of the championship will be possible or not, but one thing is certain: the players are like Formula 1 cars, they must be pushed to the maximum.

“Will it be possible to do it in this situation? On that, the Sports Medical Federation has the last word. I say that this championship must be concluded, but the doctors must tell us if and how to do it.”

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