- Paulo Dybala was one of three Juventus players diagnosed with coronavirus
- The Juventus star spoke on his ordeal for the first time where he explained he had difficulty breathing
- His wife, who also tested positive, is recovering well alongside the superstar
Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has opened up for the first time on what life was like after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.
While speaking on his experience on Friday, March 27, the Argentine revealed he had difficulties breathing and his body was constantly in pain.
A hampered respiratory system is one of the most dreaded symptoms of the COVID-19.
"Now, I can move and walk and try to work out. A few days ago, when I tried to do those things, I was struggling for breath. My muscles ached,” he told JTV channel.
Dybala was one of three Juventus players who were found to have the dreaded coronavirus on Saturday, March 21, alongside Blaise Matuidi and Danielle Rugani.
The 26-year old’s partner Oriana Sabatini also tested positive for the virus but is recovering quite decently as well.
"I gasped for air and as a result I couldn't do anything, after five minutes I was already very tired, I felt the body heavy and my muscles hurt. Now I'm fine. My fiancée Oriana (Sabatini) has also overcome the symptoms," he said.
Prior to the suspension of the Italian Serie A, Dybala netted 13 goals in all competitions including a crucial goal in their last win in the league against title rivals Inter Millan.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Juventus players and manager Maurizio Sarri have agreed with the club chiefs to take a four-month pay cut that will help the club save £80m.
The pay cut means Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo could be sacrificing more than £9m in wages as other members of the team will take pay cut proportionate to their income.
Juventus revealed this in a statement made available on Saturday, March 28.
Italy has been the most affected nation with the coronavirus pandemic as the country's death toll is now the highest in the world at 10,023.
With 92,472 confirmed cases, Italy has the highest death rate and even worse when compared to China, the epicentre of the pandemic, which has 81,997 confirmed cases, but with death toll at 3,299.
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