“My biggest desire now is that today’s new infection rates are again lower than yesterday. But it’s not that the Premier League will resume immediately,” Rudiger told reporters.
Football now has no priority
Chelsea FC defender Antonio Rudiger insisted that “football now has no priority.”Amid ongoing efforts to combat the outbreak of coronavirus. The 2019-20 campaign has been postponed indefinitely due to the Covid-19 crisis: to date, 386,406 cases and 16,747 deaths have been recorded worldwide. The Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A were all postponed until April. All European competitions followed suit. In a request for the club season to be completed at some point during the summer. UEFA also confirmed that Euro 2020 had been postponed for a year. But there are currently no guarantees when the sports calendar resumes.
Antonio is currently self-isolated
Rüdiger is currently self-isolating with the rest of Chelsea, who were kept away from the club’s training facility after Callum Hudson-Odoi tested positive for coronavirus on March 13th. The German international insists that returning to the field is much less critical for him than dropping the infection rate around the world as soon as possible. “My biggest desire now is that today’s new infection rates are again lower than yesterday. But it’s not that the Premier League will resume immediately,” Rudiger told reporters. “Now, football has no priority. It is only about slowing the spread of the virus.”
PL clubs are waiting for final decision
Now several Premier League clubs are awaiting a final decision on whether the season will continue: Liverpool are only two wins behind the first in 30 years of the inner crown, and Chelsea are among those who are finishing in the top 4 and Champions League qualifications. There were calls to annul the campaign completely should the coronavirus pandemic continue until the fall, while others suggested establishing the league’s current stony position. Rudiger believes that it is too early to make a final decision, and that adherence to protocols introduced by government officials is essential to limit the effects of Covid-19.
“We’ll see where we are with the number of infections by the middle or end of April. And then we will have a better position to make a decision. And to make a decision that satisfies all parties will fail,” the Chelsea center added. “When it comes to the health of each and everyone, we will understand and abide by it.”