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The Old English International Gary Neville accused Premier League clubs of being "terrified to death" on Sunday. at the prospect of having to publicly support the plan to resume the competition, suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
«The Premier League is experiencing a communication nightmare. They keep saying 'health comes first' and repeating 'we must start over', "he said on his Twitter account.
"I would respect it more if they said: 'We accept the increased health risk, but we are prepared to take it.' They won't because they are terrified to death! ”He added.
When a Twitter user asked Neville what would happen if someone died, the former Manchester United defender replied: "That's why we haven't heard a single president, proietary or manager open their mouths in support of the restart!"
The different parties involved met on Friday to discuss how the championship will end. According to some reports, some clubs want to suspend the season and others hope to play the remaining 92 games.
France and the Netherlands have already suspended their championships due to the health crisis and the Premier League has been set as a date to return on June 8. Spain, Germany and Italy also maintain their plans to retake the leagues.
De Bruyne more optimistic
Manchester City's midfielder Kevin de bruyne believes that "due to major economic challenges" the English championship "will resume as soon as possible," he said this Sunday in an interview published by the Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws.
“My feeling is that maybe we can train again in two weeks. The government is going to resume football as soon as possible to give the people something. I think this season will come to an end, ”added the Belgian international.
«The financial aspect is too important in the Premier League. If the season does not end, there will be serious problems »continued.
The different parties involved met on Friday to discuss how the championship will end. According to some information, several clubs want to suspend the season and others hope to play the remaining 92 games.
De Bruyne was also optimistic about his club's participation in the next Champions League, after he was sanctioned with two seasons out of European competition by UEFA for failing to respect financial fair-play.