The reason Matthijs De Ligt won’t get vaccinated against COVID-19
Matthijs de Ligt has explained why he won’t get vaccinated against Covid-19. He also shared his thoughts on reports linking him with a transfer to Barcelona.
Despite catching COVID-19 in January, De Ligt says he didn’t take take the vaccination. He believes that you should be in charge of your own body.
The 21 year old is so confident that he won’t catch the virus any further. He says that he tries to avoid contact with any outsider amid the global pandemic which has impacted Italy in last couple of months.
“It was a tough season physically and mentally. A season with ups and downs.
“I was out for three months and then come back and tested positive for Covid.
“If you had said three weeks ago: ‘we will win the Coppa Italia and we will make Champions League football’, that would have been good.”
On the vaccination, he said: “I have not taken a vaccination, it is not mandatory.
“I think you should be in charge of your own body. The risk of infection is always there. I try to come into contact with as few people as possible outside the Dutch national team.”
The Dutch international has attracted Barcelona this season. Joan Laporte wants to sign De Ligt at the end of the season but Juve has no intentions to do sell him.
De Ligt has reacted to the rumors linking him with Barca.
“I am very happy at Juve. I feel like a fish in water,” said De Ligt.
“I feel good on the pitch and appreciated. Would they let me go? There are plenty of clubs that have money problems, but you should ask the club.
“I don’t know. These [Barcelona rumours] make no sense now. That is not important to me and nobody has informed me about it.”