Secretary Oliver Dowden said Thursday’s meeting with the Football Association, Premier
League and English Football League had “progressed plans for the resumption of
the professional game in England”.
League hopes for a return to action on June 12, with matches played behind
captain Harry Kane says players are waiting for safety guidance from the
Premier League after the government said it was “opening the door” for the
return of football next month.
striker Kane is willing to take the next step, moving from individual training
to small group sessions, but suggested more information was needed.
anyone knows the right answer at the moment, he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain
majority of players are looking forward to playing again as soon as possible
but we know we want it to be as safe as possible too.
have heard, obviously I haven’t seen too much of my team-mates at the moment
everyone is OK. We want to see how the Premier League gives us a plan and what
that looks like.
that he, along with the rest of the Spurs squad, had taken initial tests for
coronavirus, with no positive results following their return to training. He
said Liverpool’s 25-point lead would make them worthy champions however the
2019/20 campaign ends, with the absence of their fans from the conclusion to
the season a necessary evil because of the pandemic.
to lift the title and with their fans missing it will be a strange situation.
But we’ve not been through a time like this in our lifetimes,” he said.
want to finish the season then we are going to have to do that.
revealed that he had been in contact with team – mate Dele Alli after the
middle-ranking Paddy had broken up at the knife point.
bit upset, I guess. He said the most important thing was that he was OK, that
his family was OK, and that nobody was hurt. Yet it’s terrible to hear,
particularly when it’s someone close to you, Kane said.