Calabria sheds light on Cutrone’s battle with coronavirus and life without football

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan full-back Davide Calabria has given an interview about life away from football in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Serie A has been suspended until April 3 at the earliest and the Milan squad have been told not to come in to Milanello for the time being as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across Italy, Europe and the world.

The latest figures from the BBC claim that Italy saw 368 deaths on Sunday bringing its total to 1,809, and the country is essentially on lockdown as they look to stop the spread.

Calabria gave an interview to Sky Italia about adjusting to life without matches and without training during the outbreak starting with how he fills his time, and his words were transcribed by MilanNews.

“We do normal things, we try to train a minimum. We read, we watch TV, a lot of Netflix,” he said.

On his diet: “Chicken breast and courgettes, even the sausages have been taken away [laughs].

“Training? We have a little program, I use the bicycle a bit with all the necessary precautions. Then when I come back I do some exercises for my upper body.

“It was right to stop. We were more concerned about family, grandparents and relatives. Of course you are a little afraid.”

One player who has contracted the virus is Calabria’s former team-mate Patrick Cutrone.

“He wasn’t good at all for a few days, he had a flu. He had no breathing problems, he only had a fever at 39-39.5 for a few days,” he revealed.

“Everyone is experiencing an alarm, Antonio and Gigio are training. Castillejo worries me because he is not used to being away so long, I don’t know how he will return. He is certainly the best at cleaning at home.”

Are you afraid of returning to Milanello with a few extra kilos?

“I’m not someone who puts on a lot of kilos luckily.”

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