Bernardo Laureiro says he only held the prop for 15 minutes
At a time when practically all the sport in the world stopped because of the coronavirus, Nicaragua is one of the few countries that keeps on cycling, with its championship being played as if everything were normal. The situation was not received peacefully, as some clubs protested the decision to continue playing, as in the case of the players of Cacique Diriangén, who in a recent match jumped onto the pitch with a mask and gloves, with some of them even disputing the departure with those props. But then, what is it like to play a football game with your mouth shut?
Starting in that match, Uruguayan Bernardo Laureiro explained what he feels and assumed that he only lasted 15 minutes playing that way. "Because we are breathing more quickly, because we are always moving, you feel that you cannot do it the best way. In addition, the air gets warmer. You are only more or less well when you inhale, because when you exhale the the air stays there, feeling like you always have hot air in your mouth. It is uncomfortable to talk, to communicate with your colleagues. You feel more when you change rhythm, because you need a change of air to recover. After 10 to 15 minutes I couldn't take it anymore. The hot air near my mouth and when I wanted to breathe normally I couldn't get it. When I took it out it was a relief ", explained the player, who in that encounter, in front of Deportivo Ocotal , scored two goals.
In that same match, he recalls, the players were very nervous. "We went directly from home to play, the atmosphere was tense and strange. We hardly had contact with each other. When I scored we still hugged, but I felt very strange", assumed the player of the current second place of the tournament Clausura of Nicaragua .
By Fábio Lima