Quique Setien dismisses Barcelona coronavirus fears ahead of Napoli test

Quique Setien dismisses Barcelona coronavirus fears ahead of Napoli test

Barcelona boss Quique Setien has dismissed concerns for his players over the spread of the coronavirus in Italy before Tuesday’s Champions League tie against Napoli.
Italy has imposed strict quarantine restrictions in two northern regions, Veneto and Lombardy, following 152 recorded cases of the coronavirus.

Barcelona are due to play the first leg of their last-16 clash in Naples, situated in the south of Italy, and all members of their travelling party were tested for the coronavirus when they entered the country.

“No I’m not at all worried for my team,” Setien told a press conference, quoted on his club’s website. “I’m worried for all those infected and I send my solidarity to all those affected by the virus.

“I hope this can be resolved as soon as possible. It’s something that can happen to anybody.

“You’re worried for other people who are affected. (For us) it was only a test for a fever, nothing more.”

Barca are currently top of LaLiga after four straight league wins, including Saturday’s 5-0 thrashing of Eibar in which Lionel Messi scored four goals.