Gary Neville warns fans that Premier League games can be played in empty stadiums for up to SIX months
Gary Neville warns fans that Premier League games can be played in empty stadiums for up to SIX months … while urging everyone to ‘get our heads out’
Gary Neville has warned everyone involved in football that Premier League games can be played without fans for up to six months.
The football calendar has been decimated in recent months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and the Premier League has since been desperately thinking about ways to save the current season.
And now the Premier League hopes to relaunch the campaign on June 8, giving teams plenty of time to train again and regain match fitness, ending the season before the end of July.
The Premier League hopes to take action again in June during the coronavirus pandemic
Gary Neville claims that Premier League games can be played without fans for up to six months
But former Manchester United right-back Neville has urged players, managers and fans to “care” that games for health and safety are played behind closed doors for months.
Speaking of when the English top flight will eventually resume, Marcel said Sky Sports: “It is getting strange.
“It’s a terrible experience when you’re used to playing for large groups. The Premier League lives off the stadium.
“But we’re going to be playing behind closed doors for months and months and months, probably until next year. We have to turn our heads around that. There will be no fans in the stadiums in the next 3, 4, 5, 6 months.
“At this stage, players have no choice but to get their heads around it. At the moment it would be accepted because of the situation we are in. ‘
Games will be played behind closed doors when the Premier League is restarted
While many would argue that players would be greatly influenced by playing without an atmosphere, Jamie Redknapp believes it might actually help them for some.
“Many players may feel like they don’t have fans, we call them five-sided players,” Redknapp added.
“They’re brilliant in training Monday to Friday, but once they are in front of a crowd it suffocates them for some reason. For some players, they may feel that there is a bit of freedom and release.
“It might help some clubs if things don’t go well, 35,000 people yelling at them, they’re under pressure. So it will be very interesting to see what that means for players. ‘
Jamie Redknapp believes playing behind closed doors can really help some soccer players