We’ll see at what level we are once play restarts: Lionel Messinewstolive - May 16, 2020 64 0 COMMENTS
Barcelona: Barcelona captain Lionel Messi stated that it’s too early to consider how far the crew can go within the season once it restarts amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Barcelona have been high of the LaLiga desk, two factors above Real Madrid, earlier than soccer got here to a standstill because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Maybe this pause in play will end up benefiting us, but let’s see if the competitions we’re in can get started again first. Then we will be able to see the level we are at or how far we can go once we get started again,” Messi advised Spanish every day Sport.
Earlier the 32-year-old had stated that he’s not nervous about getting contaminated by COVID-19 every time the league resumes, a worry that was expressed by his Argentina teammate Sergio Aguero.
“The risk of contagion is everywhere, when you leave the house the risk is already there, therefore I think that you don’t have to think about it too much because if you do, you can’t go anywhere,” Messi advised Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo on Friday.
President Javier Tebas had stated final week that matches might begin as quickly as June 12 however all 11 remaining rounds of fixtures will happen in empty stadiums.
“But we also understand that it is essential to comply with protocols and maximize prevention measures,” stated Messi.
“Going back to training is a first step but we should not trust ourselves and we must continue taking all the necessary precautions and assume that we have to start playing the games when they arrive but behind closed doors.”