The first warning signal appeared on Sunday afternoon, when the Spaniards began to cancel their sponsorship activities on Monday. Just after 10 pm, the alarm clock rang. National team captain Sergio Busquets (Sergio Busquets) has been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. The agreement between UEFA and the Ministry of Health was implemented immediately. The football player returned to Barcelona in an ambulance. The staff were quarantined. The players will train separately for two days. On Monday they will receive the results of another series of tests.
Busquets’ illness angered the leaders of the Spanish Football Association. For a long time, they have been calling on the Minister of Health Carolina Darias (Carolina Darias) to approve the vaccination of all members of the team. Despite obtaining the consent of the Olympians, including football teams under 21, the president of the federation, Luis Rubiales, ignored the mediation of the Minister of Education and Sports, Jose Manuel. Still bounced off the wall. Rodriguez Urives.
The positive result of Busquets may speed up Spain’s vaccination program, but it is true that many euros (France, Italy, Belgium Or Poland) have taken these doses. Zbigniew Boniek has announced in the March “Football section” of Sport.pl that our football players will be vaccinated as soon as possible, because it is impossible to properly prepare for the game if you realize that you may be absent from the game at any time.The president of the Polish Football Association lobbied for a long time and finally achieved his goal. At the beginning of the training camp before the European Cup, the players were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose preparations. The black scene that our group opponents must deal with now does not apply to the Poles.
In Spain, everything is upside down. The media criticized politicians for not agreeing to vaccinate football players. Luis Enrique was criticized because he brought too few players-only 24, he could have 26. In theory, he can appoint someone to replace the infected Busquets, but I don’t know if he will. Finally, we are talking about the captain and the pillar of the national team. The midfielder will certainly not play against Sweden (14.06), but if he receives a negative PCR test result after ten days of isolation, he will be able to return to the game against Poland (19.06). It is possible that more players will be infected, for example during the training camp of the Polish national team in March.
On Friday, on the day of the match against Portugal (0-0), Busquets was theoretically healthy. The European champions also have concerns. They sent the team to quarantine to wait for the test results. On Sunday, Sergio fell ill, and he did not isolate himself on the way. The Spaniard’s bubble is not sealed. One night, the players ate out at the El Trasgu restaurant in Torrelodones and regularly played in a special “game room”.
There are no family members of football players in the training camp, but media representatives can talk to the players face to face. An average of 150 people attended the periodic press conference. Busquets was interviewed on Wednesday and Saturday. During the latter’s interview, he talked with Vicente Del Bosque, a former manager of La Roja and now working for the newspaper Nacional. After the infection was discovered, all media activities were cancelled, and on Tuesday, in a friendly match with Lithuania, the U-21 team will participate in the game, and their players hurriedly took a vacation on Sunday after withdrawing from the European Youth Championship.
The Spanish youth team paved the way and showed that despite detection of the infection, it is still possible to prepare for the European Cup. However, it was not successful. “This is one of the most difficult weeks”
The travel to this competition also paid a price for the coronavirus infection. The main youth assistant, Jon Moncayola, is sick. Similar precautions were introduced into the framework: video conferences with trainers, group classes, meals in the room, and lack of any interpersonal contact, coupled with pressure related to potential further infections, led to the destruction of the team atmosphere. -This is one of the toughest weeks of my career-admits youth coach Luis de la Fuente.
Luis Enrique’s nightmare began. The plan of delegates to enter the Eurozone with only one sparring session has been shattered. He will work with part-time staff and eagerly await the results of the next test.This will be the greatest osóabienie This team did not lose a player. A lot can be said about the Spaniards before the championship, but certainly not that they are a complete team. They have different players, they can adapt to any opponent, but they are an unpredictable representative. They can beat the Germans 6-0, but they can also compete with Greece (1:1), Georgia (2:1), Switzerland (1:1) or Ukraine (0:1). -There must be no eleven. This is an advantage as well as a disadvantage, because it can lead to unpredictability-1986 world champion Jorge Valdano (Jorge Valdano) analysis.
Busquets disease only complicates the manager’s plan. The club’s Barcelona midfielders have had different experiences. It was only rejuvenated when Ronald Koeman changed the setting to a three-stopwatch system, which managed to hide the Spaniard’s physical problems. However, for the national team, he is a basic player. He was the last world champion in 2010. He participated in 122 national team games. Luis Enrique appreciates his intelligence, calculation and ability to play under pressure. After Sergio Ramos was shot, he should have become the captain of the European Cup and a veteran full of inexperienced top-level football players. “This is a huge loss,” Valdano said.
However, the Spaniards are lucky because they have a valuable option in the position of a defensive midfielder. “The lack of Busquets is a huge blow, but Rodri is a guarantee of quality,” Bardano said. The Spaniard is preparing for Manchester City football players to play against stronger opponents. They can take advantage of Busquets’ physical defects, but now the 24-year-old has become a sure man. We should not expect a huge loss in the quality of the Polish team opponents in the European Cup. We saw an example in the game against Portugal. Rodri played 30 minutes, but it was also Spain’s best 30 minutes of this game. “We are not a favorite, but we are a young team that can compete for the championship,” Rodri said.