Valencia defender Eliaquim Mangala says that he never took the pandemic disease serious until he tested positive.
The defender was among other five team mates including Ezequel Garay and Jose Gaya who tested positive for the COVID-19.
Valencia as a club on Monday announced that, 35% of all test carried out on people associated with the club had come back positive.
Speaking to daily French newspaper L’Equipe, the Valencia ace disclosed that:
“On Friday at the club, we did some tests, simple ones. I didn’t have any symptoms, I was just like every day.
“So, when Sunday morning the doctor told me I was positive, I was shocked. I thought it was a joke at first. But when he talked about quarantine, for 14 days, staying away from my kids, I understood it wasn’t a joke.”
“I’m quarantined at home. I’m lucky, I have a house where my family can remain isolated,” he explained.
“There is one floor where I stay, and my family is upstairs. We’re trying to avoid each other as much as possible.
“My day is simple: I don’t have any symptoms, so I can continue to train. They [Valencia] gave us a schedule.
The defender who confirmed the results of the test to his fans at the start of the week, went on to explain how he’s still training and maintaining his shape regardless.
“With a mask, I go out in my garden to keep training. And then I watch documentaries, movies, I play video games. There’s Netflix, I read as well.”
The Spanish la Liga is currently on hold because of outbreak of the deadly virus.