Not a day goes by without a new case of Covid-19 being discovered in Chambly. This Wednesday, the club learned that Xavier Pinoteau was also positive for the English variant of Covid-19. Feeling the same symptoms as these nine affected partners, the FCCO caretaker had confirmation of his infection.
This Wednesday morning, the other members of the group passed new PCR tests, for results expected Thursday at the latest. “It’s a safe bet that we will have other cases, confirms Bruno Luzi, Chambly coach. We are only waiting for that to be able to finally stop everything. “
At FC Chambly, for the second day in a row, training for professional players did not take place. “It’s very complicated to train under these conditions, agrees the coach. It was already very cold this morning, on the ground, the feeling was -14 °. And then, and this is quite legitimate, everyone starts to look askance, for fear of catching the virus. “
The players are afraid
The whole club is (impatiently) waiting for an 11th case of Covid-19 to be official so that the match of the 25th day of Ligue 2 against Clermont (4th), scheduled for this Saturday (7 p.m.), is postponed. “We are not the only ones, the people of Clermont are worried about receiving us, and I can understand them, confirms Luzi. In Sochaux too, our previous opponent, we also feel some concern… ”
For the rest, the next few days or even weeks will be complicated for the Camblysiens. “Everyone is concentrating on the match in Clermont, but I don’t think we will be very good for the next one against Auxerre and maybe the others as well. We are engaged in something that is totally beyond us … “And to add:” Oumar Gonzalez has had the English variant for almost three weeks now. I’m not very happy with the return of my players. No one knew the English variant. I can say that now we know what it is. And that has nothing to do with the virus we knew a few months ago… ”
Bruno Luzi refers to Gaharo Doucouré, his deputy, who had been affected by Covid-19 in September. “For a week, he has the English variant and it’s not the same story, confirms Luzi. In September, he had almost nothing, and there he is knocked out. When I see Florent Routier (Editor’s note his deputy), which has been affected for three weeks, and which is completely flat. I am wondering about the state of my players on their return… ”