Whilst the whole world awaits a vaccine for Coronavirus to be introduced, Premier League continues to work on ‘Project Restart’. Players have never been away from football for this long.
Talking about the same, Manchester City star forward Sergio Aguero said that the players are ‘scared’ about the prospect of returning to action amid the coronavirus pandemic.
After the English top-flight clubs meeting on Friday, the UK media reported that footballing action could resume from June 8. However, considering the rise of pandemic, the date seems too soon and the football will only arrive when the government feels deemed to do so.
“Obviously, the players are scared. Especially because they have kids, families, maybe they’re with their parents,” Aguero told Spanish TV station El Chiringuito. “I’m scared, but I’m with my girlfriend here and I’m not going to be in contact with other people. I’m locked in my house and the only person I could infect is my girlfriend.
“They’re saying that there are people that have it and don’t have any symptoms but still infect you. That’s why I am here at home. Maybe I have the illness and I don’t even know.”
The league has been suspended since 13 March due to the pandemic and even if the Premier League resumes behind closed doors, it is estimated that around 300 players will be required to resume action which is a task in itself with the cases in UK crossing 1,72,000.
Senior medical directors of FA and Premier League are due to meet on Friday to discuss the medical and safety aspects to resume training and complete the season. But Aguero believes that the players will be quite nervous when they return to work and that hopefully a vaccine is developed soon.
“When one person is ill we will think ‘oh what’s happening here?'” he added. “I hope a vaccine will be found soon so that this all ends.”