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Sergio Aguero: Players are “scared” of Premier League return

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01 May 2020
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The Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero says the Premier League players are “scared” about the prospects of returning to action amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Premier League will require its players to be back in full training by 18th May as the league hopes to resume the season on 8th June.

To Aguero, “the majority of players are scared because they have children and families.”

Speaking to the Argentine TV station, the 31-year-old added, “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 are 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.”

Aguero said he and his team-mates, will be “quite nervous and extra careful” when they return to work.

“When one person is ill, we will think ‘oh, what’s happening here? I hope a vaccine will be found soon so that this all ends.”

The Premier League was suspended since 13th March but still remains committed to playing this season’s 92 remaining fixtures.

All games are expected to be played behind closed doors and the league is considering making some available on free-to-air TV.

If training resumes before the social distancing rules are relaxed, players will be tested for coronavirus twice a week and would be screened for symptoms every day.

All tests will be carried out by health professionals at a drive-through NHS testing facility that each club would have access to.

In addition, players must arrive at training grounds in a kit and wear masks at all times. They must not shower or eat on the premises. If clubs want to provide meals, it must be delivered as a takeaway to player’s cars. Only essential medical treatment would be allowed with all medical staff in full PPE. All meetings and reviews must take place virtually and off-site.

 

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