Hellas Verona president Maurizio Setti said Italy is in a “war situation” as Serie A clubs try to strike a deal with players amid the coronavirus crisis.
The Serie A season has been suspended since last month, with the most recent game on March 9. “Data-reactid =” 20 “> The Covid-19 pandemic has paralyzed sport – the 2019-20 Serie A season has been suspended since last month, with the most recent match on March 9.
There have been more than 69,300 deaths worldwide, including more than 15,880 in Italy, the country with the highest number of deaths in the world.
“We are in a war situation, so we have to sit around a table with calm, intelligence and openness, in order to find a solution that satisfies both parties.
“What is going on is extremely damaging to the whole world of football, so I am sure there will be no problem in finding a deal with my players, who are good people. “
Serie A clubs could be allowed to finish the 2019-20 season as late as October, according to Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina. “Data-reactid =” 25 “> Serie A clubs could be allowed to finish the 2019-2020 season until October, according to Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina.
Gravina proposed May as a possible time to restart the top flight from Italy, but insisted that it would be better to allow the current campaign to end much later this year if necessary, rather than declare the season canceled.
RAI when asked if a late September or October had been proposed. & nbsp; “At the moment, a possible restart date could be May 17, but I want to clarify that this is only a hypothesis. “Data-reactid =” 27 “>” This is an assumption, “said Gravina RAI when asked if a late September or October had been proposed. “At the moment, a possible restart date could be May 17, but I want to clarify that this is only a hypothesis.
“Ending the season would be the best way not only to keep the 2019-2020 season from being compromised, but also to avoid compromising the 2020-21 season in any way. “
Setti added: “I hope to replay this season. Completing the campaign would also be a way to please the population, as Italians are so in love with this sport.
“I hope we can finish the campaign and be able to close this chapter and slowly return to normal.”
Juventus are currently leading the Serie A table by one point over Lazio, with Inter eight more in third place – with one game in hand.