‘We Are Experiencing Something Crazy’ – Di Maria Opens Up About the Coronavirus Quarantine

Unlike some South American counterparts, Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria and his family chose to remain in France under a strict lockdown as a result of the coronavirus.

In a recent interview with an Argentine television show (via Culture PSG), the 32-year-old talks about the situation in Paris, what they’re doing to pass the time, and several other topics. The conversation starts with the show asking about how he’s handling the quarantine:

“The truth is that we are experiencing something crazy. We have been isolated for 14 days since the French President introduced containment,” Di Maria said.

“We went out to the supermarket once. We try to stay at home, especially for our daughters, so that they don’t catch it.”

Despite being stuck indoors and going outside briefly, technology has made it easier for him to keep in contact with his parents and other family members in Argentina.

Jorgelina Cardoso, Di Maria’s wife, shared what life has been like since the family went into quarantine and admitted that her husband is losing his patience with being stuck indoors for the past couple of weeks.

“I am with the girls all morning because they follow their distance education via the internet. I leave him a moment with them in the afternoon,” Cardoso said. “He can no longer bear it. But the only thing we can do is stay inside so that it ends quickly.”

After talking about his day-to-day living with his family, Di Maria discussed what he’s doing to keep himself in shape. Adding that he’s using his home gym every day because they don’t know when the season will resume.

Despite staying in Paris for their quarantine, Di Maria admits that he’s not aware of France’s situation since he doesn’t watch any French TV. As a result, he has conversations with his fellow Spanish-speaking teammates at PSG to find out what’s going on in the country.

Finally, Di Maria ends the interview by mentioning that he’s developed a new hobby since being stuck inside.

“I cook almost every evening. Of everything, everything that is necessary. I learned when we started living together because I didn’t know how to do anything, and she almost nothing,” Di Maria said.

“I like it because it takes me away from my daily football life. it relaxes me a lot; it makes me feel good.”

Ligue 1 officials hope to complete the season by June 1 and the UEFA Champions League will now be played on June 27 instead of May 30.

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