LaLiga training to resume with season restart in June

Ruben Hill
May 5, 2020

LaLiga side Eibar have expressed their concerns around returning to action, saying they are anxious about contributing to a second outbreak of coronavirus.

Serie A clubs in Italy returned to training in small groups on Monday, while Bundesliga players in Germany have been training for a number of weeks in the hope the league can resume later this month - although that has been thrown into doubt by 10 positive tests for coronavirus across clubs in the top two divisions.

Their players and staff released a statement, via radio station Cadena Ser, demanding guarantees about their safety.

"Of course we understand that people have various emotions, including fear", said a league spokesman.

"Without football we feel empty, how our stands are sadly". The spectacle loses its essence.

"We know we're privileged and we enjoy training and playing, so we want to play", the statement said. But before footballers, we are people. However, we are taking many precautions for a safe and controlled return of football.

La Liga responded by saying it was natural for players to be cautious about returning to work, but it said it was taking appropriate measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

"We are scared to start an activity that won't allow us to comply with the principal recommendation from the experts, which is physical distancing".

"We are concerned that by doing what we love most, we could catch the virus, infect our family and friends, and even contribute to a new outbreak of the epidemic, with the awful consequences that would have for the entire population".

"The priority must be the health of everyone and it is time for that idea to prevail with facts, not just words". Only with that clear premise would it make sense to return to competition.

Players from La Liga side Eibar have issued a joint statement expressing their concerns about returning to training and matches while the new coronavirus remains a threat.

"LaLiga has given the go ahead for the tests to be carried out after the club facilities are inspected on Tuesday".

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