“You should be in charge of your own body”: Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt explains why he will not be vaccinated against Covid-19
Juventus defender Matthijs De Ligt has explained why he will not be vaccinated against Covid-19 despite having contracted the disease earlier this year.
The 21-year-old Dutch international tested positive for the virus in January and missed two Serie A matches while in isolation before recovering.
The defender has now teamed up with Frank de Boer’s men ahead of Euro 2020 this summer after helping Juventus finish in a Champions League spot.
In an interview with ESPN.nl, he confirmed that he had made the decision not to receive a Covid-19 jab, insisting that everyone should be in charge of their own bodies.
“I have not been vaccinated, 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 get in contact with as few people as possible outside of the Dutch team ”.
The Dutchman, who played 36 games in all competitions with Juventus as well
he minimized the rumors that linked him to a signing for Barcelona.
“I am very happy at Juve. I feel like a fish in water, ”De Ligt said.
“I feel good on the field and I appreciate it. Would they let me go? There are many clubs that have money problems, but you should ask the club.
“I don’t know. [Barcelona rumours] it doesn’t make sense now. That is not important to me and nobody has informed me about it ”.