The world champion with Argentina in Mexico 1986 explained on ESPN how he lived this complicated experience.
Oscar Ruggeri returned to television after recovering from the coronavirus he contracted, he himself said, for a personal oversight. And the 1986 world champion in Mexico with the National Team was very self-critical and appealed to individual responsibility.
“I’m mad at myself because I was careless. Everyone has to be responsible for their own and I neglected that Friday that I left here. 15 minutes! I got together. I had no other choice. Not that I had a meeting to do. I had to Zoom and I didn’t know how to do it. They came to explain to me I took off my chinstrap and bye“, said the former defender in ESPN.
“I panic. And that I was privileged, because I was at my house. They told me it was positive and to go home. I did not have a fever and I isolated myself in a room. I counted the steps so many times … All the time, “he explained.
“They put your food there, far away, and they tell you: ‘There is the food!. The bitch was fine. I ate with the family at the table, “he said laughing at the 90 minutes, hosted by Sebastián Vignolo.
“Many say: ‘I hope he touches me so I get rid of him’. I do not recommend it to anyone. I got backache twice. I would get up and throw myself on the ground. It stretched. I got up. Back pain. I was turning the mattress over because I thought it was expired. I couldn’t sleep from the back pain, “he depicted what he felt.
Beyond the fact that he still has no sense of smell, he is recovered. And he admitted that “I was very afraid for my grandchildren, because that Friday they just came.” And he reflected: “It must be a blessing from God that such serious cases do not touch the little ones.”
In the program they prepared a special reception for him and so it was that there were recorded greetings from his family and from soccer figures such as Gary Lineker, Carlos Valderrama, Ricardo La Volpe and Ricardo Gareca, among others.