Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has claimed that ‘the majority of players are scared’ to return to football amid the coronavirus crisis.
Football remains suspended indefinitely at present amid the global pandemic, though talks are continuing over a potential behind-closed-doors return for the Premier League in June with clubs set to meet for talks regarding a resumption of the season today.
English football has so far retained its commitment to finishing the current season despite decisions elsewhere across the continent, the Netherlands and France having already announced the remainder of their respective campaigns has been cancelled.
Doubts have been expressed over the safety of a return to football in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, and Aguero believes the ‘majority’ of players are fearful about a potential return to action in the current climate.
“The majority of players are scared because they have family, they have children, they have babies, parents,” Aguero told El Chiringuito.
“It does scare me but I have just been here with my girlfriend, I haven’t had contact with other people and they say that to contract the disease is very rare and difficult but they say that there are people who have it, and they don’t have symptoms and they can infect you.
“That’s why I’ve stayed at home. You can be infected and you don’t know anything about it.”
‘Project Restart’ – the plan to get the Premier League back underway – is set to be discussed during a conference call between the teams on Friday.