MARSEILLE, Aug 19 — Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas today urged support for the club’s players infected by coronavirus.
The club announced Tuesday the positive Covid-19 tests for three players, taking to four the number infected.
The positive tests saw the French league forced into postponing the opening match of the 2020/21 Ligue 1 season, which had been scheduled to be between Marseille and Saint-Etienne on Friday.
“Unfortunately, we live this week between a certain anxiety and bad news,” Villas-Boas said.
“The pandemic that stubbornly continues to scare and affect so many families have ended up knocking on our door.”
Villas-Boas vowed that “we will soon be together again”.
“It’s the moment to be careful and to support others and at the same time keep hope for the time ahead.” — AFP