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Rudiger: Everyone has to accept ghost games

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has predicted difficult period for football fans when football returns after Covid-19 break. Most foot...


Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has predicted difficult period for football fans when football returns after Covid-19 break.

Most football leagues in the world are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 outbreak but Rudiger believes that a lot is at stake which could force fans to accept football in empty stadium.

“Many clubs are financially dependent on whether things go on,” he told Kicker.

“But this also applies to many other sectors - sometimes even more dramatically, for example when I think of gastronomy or tourism. Two weeks ago, ghost games were still unthinkable for many fans.

“This is less fun for everyone. As I said: I love running into a full stadium. But I assume that within a few weeks the longing for football will be so huge that in the end everyone, including the fans, would accept ghost games.

“It just must not happen that the supporters meet like in Paris at the PSG match against Borussia Dortmund in thousands in front of the stadium - otherwise it doesn't make sense. But we'll see what the number of infected people is in mid-April, and then it's easier to make a decision.

“When it comes to everyone's health, we will all understand and act accordingly. That is the most important thing. Not how I personally feel about it. My biggest wish at the moment is that we will soon reach the day on which the number of infected people is smaller than the day before. But not that the Premier League continues immediately”

Rudiger would be hoping to return to training on April 6 when Chelsea squad reconvene to resume training ahead of possible resumption of the Premier League in May.


Written by Vince @blue_footy
Photo credit: Premier League

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