In an exclusive interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, former Juventus striker Fernando Llorente has commented on the recent betting scandal that has swept across Italian football.
The scandal has seen a number of players enmeshed, including Paul Pogba, a former teammate of Llorente at Juventus.
Discussing the situation, Llorente said, “With regard to Paul, I’m very sorry for what happened to him. He’s a really good guy.”
He also expressed his deep regret over the recent suspension of young Juventus player Nicolo Fagioli due to the same scandal.
He said, “And what a tragedy the betting case and Fagioli’s disqualification is. There are so many meetings where it is explained that betting on football is forbidden. And yet…It takes so little to ruin a career.”
These recent controversies underline continuing challenges within the world of football, where illegal betting remains an issue despite ongoing efforts to outlaw such practices.
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