The German top flight is supposed to be the first European league to return from its coronavirus suspension when it resumes playing on Saturday.
The Bundesliga returns on Saturday
The general director of Dortmund Borussia, Hans-Joachim Watzke, has said that former club’s manager Jürgen Klopp is continuously writing to him about the upcoming return of the Bundesliga. The German top flight is supposed to be the first European league to return from its coronavirus suspension when it resumes playing on Saturday. Because every other major league is still suspended, the eyes of the world will be on Germany this weekend. And there will be one especially ardent observer in Liverpool. Before moving to Liverpool, Klopp, who led Dortmund from 2008 to 2015. He was in touch with his former boss about the return of football to his native country.
“Jürgen wrote to me several times that he would watch TV on the weekend. And everyone is cheerful that the football will start again,” Watzke told reporters. “In England, in particular, clubs cling to the fact that the Premier League can also start again shortly.
Germany limited the outbreak of coronavirus effectively
“We owe that we are in a position in Germany in front of a population that behaved so disciplined. And politicians who are very cautious about the situation. That is why Germany is one of the world’s best countries that has survived this crisis”. Because Germany still limited the outbreak of coronavirus more effectively than England. There were serious questions as to whether and when the Premier League could resume the game. The British government allowed the Premier League to continue work in June. But there are still many questions before the return of football. Several clubs opposed the game plan on neutral sites. While many players expressed concerns about their safety.
Germany intends to become a testing ground for the rest of the world, and Watzke admitted that the Bundesliga would put a lot of pressure in the coming weeks. “I also feel a huge responsibility,” said Watzke. “This feeling is greater than ever, and it gives me a certain pressure.” On the one hand, the sporting aspect is that we also realize our goals. On the other hand, the question is whether we can fulfill all the frameworks with all the requirements and the security concept, how we represent all this, and how necessary. This pressure is enormous.”