The Benfica forward Dyego Sousa is at Benfica since 2020, but when the coronavirus broke out in China, he was in the country representing Shenzhen FC. In conversation with SIC, the number 20 was surprised by the evolution of COVID-19 in the world.
“I never had a sense of the danger it could cause or the proportion it would have throughout the world. Neither I nor anyone else could imagine that this virus could cause so many deaths and harm so many people”, he started by saying.
In Portugal just over two months ago, the Benfica player assured that he is respecting the state of emergency declared in the country and which came into force at midnight on Sunday.
“I am living this situation like most Portuguese: at home, isolated with the family and with minimal contact with unknown people. I'm following what the President [of the Republic] said, who declared a state of emergency”, he revealed.
“Now is not the time to think about the football industry, but about the healthcare industry so that we can fight this epidemic”, said Dyego Sousa when addressing the state of football in Brazil, his homeland.
Text: Marco Rebelo