Frank Lampard has welcomed the return of football even if the action will be played behind closed doors. The Premier League is all set to make a comeback after being halted by the coronavirus pandemic and teams have restarted the training regime with a view of kickstarting the fixtures from mid-June. Bundesliga has already begun and one of the key talking points from the opening weekend turned out to be the playing in massive stadiums without any crowds.
Lampard says that it will be extremely difficult for players without the support of fans especially in the home games, but he is trying to do his best motivate the team. According to the official site, Lampard said:
“It’s certainly proper football.
“There are clear things that are going to be affected, you may not get to the level of what we get with crowds because that’s why the Premier League is for me the best in the world, because our home fans drive us on and that’s why home advantage is so important but when you go away, that hostility and tribalism sometimes drives you on as well. It’s a beautiful thing.”
The fixtures will be fast and intense so as to complete the campaign by August. Lampard may also have to do without key players like N’Golo Kante, who are ready to miss the campaign rather than risk contracting the virus.
Many fans have been very eager for teams to get going again and the same goes for players and managers. Yet, there have been individuals who have exercised caution against an early return. Now, however, the focus will be on getting the matches back before getting the fans back.
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