As players are not permitted to attend group training until Monday, Lazio ‘s chief medic vowed to resign if allegations of improper training routines were valid. The newspaper Corriere Della Sera reported Lazio had planned a three-v-three training session, with five-minute games each. “I read the report and they used an old photograph,” Lazio chief medic Ivo Pulcini told Radio Punto Nuovo.

The club tells me this is not true, and I would be forced to resign if it were. I have to take responsibility, but what else can I do if I don’t obey recommendations from the workers? I wasn’t there, so I can’t watch every session the whole day, so I can just make recommendations.
The Players ‘Association and Agents’ Association today issued statements protesting that if one person is tested positive, the requirement for a whole squad to quarantine for 15 days means that the very real risk of the season will be halted again.”It’s an excuse so they can say no, “Pulcini added.

Meanwhile, Giovanni Malagò, president of CONI (Italian Olympic Committee), also commented on the reported illegal training session at Lazio.

“I don’t know if it’s true, but it would be disrespectful if it were,” he said in a video press conference. He commended the decision to set up a committee of inspectors to visit the training grounds to ensure that the rules are followed by teams.


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