“I really hope there will be a way to finish the league properly. Players need to be aware they might have to play longer … to July and August.”
With reigning champions Juventus — with whom Del Piero won six Serie A titles — just one point ahead of second-placed Lazio, the Serie A title race is one of the most tightly contested in Europe.
But Del Piero doesn’t think that would be a fair conclusion. “We should not have one game count as ten.”
As Italy begins to ease some of its lockdown measures, Serie A teams have begun to return to training.
The Italian government confirmed that professional athletes in both individual and team sports could start training.
“We’re facing something completely unknown. It’s not easy to manage the situation. To go to football training, go back to you family and hope you’re OK,” he said.
“We are living something really new. In unusual situations you have unusual consequences. As a fan I hope it will restart. I miss it in every way.”
The 2006 World Cup winner owns an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles — where he lives — and while restaurants are closed, his restaurant has been cooking and delivering food to those medical staff working in hospitals.
“We are happy we have done something for people who need it the most.”