A former Villarreal player refused to play in a match


The Senegalese Boulaye Dia, a player from Salernitana, bottom of Serie A, and Villarreal, refused this Saturday to come off the bench in the match against Udinese that ended in a draw (1-1), although he played in the last half time. with fewer men.

“Dia doesn’t want to enter the field at the end,” Italian coach Fabio Liverani announced to DAZN after the match.

La Salernitana is in a critical situation, 6 points away from safety with the remaining matches of the day remaining and Dia, one of its best assets, key last season with 16 goals and 6 assist, added more fuel to the fire.

“He made a choice (not to play) that we will consider from now on. I think your choice is final. The problem is not for me, but for his colleagues,” he added. Loverani.

Liverani, dull

Regarding whether Dia is no longer in the squad, the coach was blunt: “I don’t think it’s accurate to say that, but “He’s someone I can’t count on.”

Of course, despite Dia’s decision not to play, he believes in his team’s survival.

“I believe in safety, and so do the boys. We work hard to reach the goal. Football motivates me and as long as I have, I believe I can give something, I live it with a lot that desire,” he noted.

This season, Dia missed 13 games, mostly due to injury, and scored only 4 goals.

Source: La Verdad


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