Cardiff City coach Neil Warnock spoke to the press for the first time since the tragic disappearance of the plane that was taking Emiliano Sala of France to England. The 70-year-old coach was deeply disturbed by the incident and said he has had difficulty coping with the situation, according to Marca newspaper.
“I think 24 hours a day what I have to do, I can not sleep, I have 40 years of career and that was a traumatic week, and it still is because I can only think about him. I can’t deal with the situation”, said the coach.
The coach also revealed that Sala told him that he would score many goals for the Bluebirds.
“When things got right and I saw him with our shirt, I thought he would adapt well to our team. He told me ‘I will score a lot of goals’, and I said, ‘I know you will.’ because I was with him and we talked for a month and a half, that’s why I know he wanted to come and play with us,” Neil said.
Cardiff face Arsenal on Tuesday (29) in the team’s first game after the plane’s disappearance. At the request of the Sala family, neither team will wear the traditional black mourning brace, but wreaths will be left on the Emirates Stadium pitch. In addition, the Premier League itself has already informed that there will be honors in all games of the round.
Warnock further commented on the situation of the family of Sala and said that there is a “strange sensation” in all this.
“When I look at Romina [the sister of Sala] and the whole family, I see that it’s a very difficult time. But even now I can not understand the situation. I keep looking at my children and thinking of what I would be doing. It’s a very strange situation, everybody is waiting for an ending, as well as his family”, said the coach.
After many appeals from different players, the searches for Sala had continued, however, there is still no sign of him or the plane. Hopefully, things will soon be solved and maybe this tragedy can have a happy ending.