Jasikevicius on coronavirus: Ten years ago, we would’ve drunk two cups of tea and gone back to work

2022-01-10T13:32:56+00:00 2022-01-10T15:29:46+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

10/Jan/22 13:32


FC Barcelona head coach and former player Sarunas Jasikevicius recently recovered from COVID-19 for the second time

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

After remaining idle for ten days, FC Barcelona returned to action with an overtime loss at home against Baxi Manresa. In the postgame press conference of the rescheduled ACB Regular Season Round 14 game, play-caller Sarunas Jasikevicius replied to a question of a journalist of Delfi about his current health and the coronavirus health and safety regulations.

“Everyone interprets my words however they want, but if I had gotten some kind of virus ten years ago, we would’ve drunk two cups of tea and gone to work,” mentioned the Lithuanian head coach and former player, relays Delfi, “That would be the situation if not for all these omicrons, deltacrons, covids, and what else. I don’t know who needs this thing. I disagree with lots of things.”

“Every time I tell this, I don’t see it mentioned or published anywhere. It seems that not everyone benefits from that,” he added.

Jasikevicius, 45, recovered from coronavirus for the second time ahead of the game versus Manresa. He previously dealt with the COVID-19 protocols in 2020, during his first season at Barca.

Following a legendary playing career, including multiple titles and individual distinctions, he shifted to a coaching role. Jasikevicius was appointed assistant coach at hometown Zalgiris Kaunas in 2014. He became head coach during the 2015-16 season. He departed in 2020 to take over the Catalan giant.

In the ongoing 2021-22 season, Barcelona sits on top of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague table carrying a 15-3 record, while Real Madrid follows second at 14-3. In full contrast, the Whites up to 15-1 in the ACB are currently enjoying a three-game lead over the team coached by Jasikevicius.