Dino Baggio’s comments on the possible connection between the death of Sinisa Mihajlovic and Gianluca Vialli and doping made Olivier Rouyer react.
The premature deaths of Sinisa Mihajlovic and Gianluca Vialli have seriously shaken and moved Italy. Aged only fifty-three, the first succumbed to leukemia (December 16, 2022) against which he had been fighting for several years. The second also lost the battle he was waging against pancreatic cancer which won after a long fight on January 6th. Faced with this observation, some like the former Italian international Dino Baggio, did not hesitate to question the possible relationship between doping and cancer. On this subject, another former, tricolor this time, made a revelation.
Wednesday on the set of the channel The Team, Olivier Rouyer spoke about his personal experience. Not to mention doping, the former French international made a big confession. ” I will go back to my time. Me, it was the 80s. It happened to me once to have a bite. I don’t know what happened to me… I was sick… I played an extraordinary match. I didn’t ask for the shot again, because I don’t know what it was. I was sick, I had gastro. And when you have gastro in the morning, you say ‘tonight I can’t play’. I can assure you that I have never run so fast in my life. »
“I don’t know what they put me”
Refusing to talk about doping and invoking his total ignorance of what had been injected into him, Olivier Rouyer therefore nevertheless admitted that his performance had been increased tenfold thanks to this mysterious injection. He however reiterated that never again after that day did he receive such an injection. ” I’ve only done it once in my entire career. So I don’t know what they put on me. Maybe it’s psychological, I don’t know. But I don’t know what I took and I never asked for more. Never, never, never. »
And the former teammate and great friend of Michel Platini to try to explain why some, young people in particular, did not necessarily oppose taking products. ” When you’re twenty years old or twenty-two, you’re not there to ask the doctor ‘what are you putting on me?’. We want to play. So automatically we are heading in the wrong direction. So we do things to you… But it scares me. »