Barcelona coach Quique Setien says the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) ‘s proposals to resume the La Liga season are “inoperative” amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The RFEF proposals are ‘unworkable’
Barcelona coach Quique Setien says the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) ‘s proposals to resume the La Liga season are “inoperative” amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since March, not a single football has been played in Spain’s top-flight in an attempt to slow the spread of Covid-19. Which killed more than 19 thousand people in the country. In connection with lockdown measures, La Liga President Javier Tebas last week suggested that the league could return and run for office as early as May 29th. According to a leaked proposal, the players and the coaching staff will be isolated in the hotel. Or on the training ground of their club to prevent an outbreak. With regular tests being carried out before the games. However, Barcelona boss Setien, whose side is headed by Real Madrid by two points at the top of the division. It is pessimistic about specific plans to end the season.
It’s hard from a logistical point
“Everyone wants to be prepared for when the season starts again. But this cannot happen until the health authorities can guarantee that there will be no problems,” Setien told reporters. “I read the protocol, and the reality is that I don’t know if it may be carried out as it is written. I believe it is hard from a logistical point of view. “RFEF officials reportedly met on Thursday with contingency plans if the season cannot be resumed. As said in the first place on the list. Reports in Spain suggest that the current four – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, and Real Sociedad – will be awarded the Champions League berths for next season if there is no renewal.
Setien saw the beginning of his managerial career in Barcelona as a truncated by a coronavirus. However, he recognizes the complexity of the situation and how football needs to take its back seat until it is safe to resume.
Currently, Barca takes first place in La Liga. But Setien would not be comfortable if his team transferred the title in case of refusal of the league. He said: “The situation is the way it is, I don’t know if this means that you can give us the League title. I won’t feel like a champion, even having a bigger ticket than when I arrived. When we were equal with Real Madrid”. It is a tough situation for everyone, and it is essential for me to find a solution as soon as possible. To go out and see others, and to help people who experience this situation with higher intensity”.