La Liga club Sevilla just a week before the team’s Europa League match against Roma, became the fifth club in Spain to confirm that one of the team’s player turned positive having the coronavirus.
At first, Sevilla did not disclose the name of the player, as they’ve told that the player has not shown symptoms of COVID-19 and was in good health and isolated at home.
The confirmation came a day after Real Madrid reported their own forward Mariano who tested positive for COVID-19 and also had to be isolated from the rest of the team.
The positive result was discovered on Monday after the entire squad was tested as they returned from a break following the season end of La Liga. you may see update about UEFA Champions League schedule upon August restart at here.
The club said it immediately informed sports and health authorities and temporarily suspended the team’s training sessions. It also disinfected the club’s facilities in complying with the strict protocols in place to avoid spreading of the virus.
Sevilla said the rest of the squad and club members have already undergone two rounds of tests since Monday. No one was infected from the results in the first round, while results from the second one are expected Thursday.
Eventually, Nemanja Gudelj decided to waive anonymity in order to send a message to the fans on Wednesday, “Good afternoon everybody, after confirming my positive Covid-19 test I want to tell you all that I am perfectly fine, I have no symptoms,” the Serbia international explained in a video released on his official Twitter page.
“I hope to be back with my team-mates soon and help the club reach its goals at the end of this season.
“Thanks for all your messages of support, we are still here training and we’ll see you soon.”
The team is set to resume training on Thursday under strict health safety measures.
Sevilla is scheduled to face Roma on Aug. 6 in the round of 16 of the Europa League.