Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has said that he and other players are 'scared' about the prospect of football returning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Six weeks on from sport closing down indefinitely due to the rapid outbreak of the virus, leagues across Europe are beginning to take decisive action to ensure that football does not return prematurely.
PSG were crowned Ligue 1 champions this week after the French Football Federation moved to curtail the season and decide the final standings on a 'points per game' basis. The Belgian Jupiler Pro League and the Dutch Eredivisie also ended their campaigns - though there were no title winners or teams relegated in the latter.
Just a few hundred miles north from Premier League headquarters, every league in Scotland outside of the Premiership has already been declared while clubs voted in favour of giving the SPFL carte blanche to end the top flight season as and when they see fit.
In England, however, the priority seems to be on finishing the season at all costs, with the Premier League's 'project restart' aiming for an 8 June return. It seems to be a similar story in Germany, Italy and Spain, and concerns have been raised about the realism and safety of top-level football resuming early this summer - even if behind closed doors.
"The majority of players are scared because they have family, they have children, they have babies, parents," Aguero said.
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"It does scare me but I have just been here with my girlfriend.
"I haven't had contact with other people and they say that to contract the disease is very rare and difficult but they say that there are people who have it, and they don't have symptoms and they can infect you.
"That's why I've stayed at home. You can be infected and you don't know anything about it."
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Source : 90min