Calm Ancelotti wants fair play on the season restart date
PARIS: Before Premier league you must ensure that all clubs resume training on the same day, Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti , he told a French magazine in an interview published on Friday.
The Premier league is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic and is scheduled to resume on May 3. But Ancelotti said the situation would be clearer after a meeting between the clubs and league officials on Friday.
One of the important things is that all clubs resume training at the same time, that there are no disparities, that no one has an advantage over the others, the 60-year-old Italian told L'Equipe. Today's players are capable of being physically ready in fifteen days.
Ancelotti, who took over at Everton in December, has won the Champions League As a player and coach, he has led teams to league titles in Italy, Germany, France and England.
After more than 45 years in the game, he finds himself in a world without football, preoccupied by the terrible toll the coronavirus pandemic is taking, particularly in his native Italy. Unsure of what is going to happen next, he is calm in the face of the uncertainty.
Confined to his Liverpool home and with no players to train or matches to watch, he is in no rush to return to the managerial treadmill.
It is a little strange for me. It's something I've never done, he said.
The whole Everton squad stayed in England and none have tested positive for Covid-19, he said.
I keep in touch with the players. I don't call them regularly but, with the staff, we send them a training program that we update to keep them in good physical shape. Although I know they are.
Even if the league resumes on May 3, the players will have gone seven weeks without collective training.
It is a lot, but a player has no problem participating in a match after a seven or eight week break. Of course, it won't be 100 percent when it resumes, but it has the ability to do so, there's no question about that, he said. Train while playing.
He says he is talking to friends and family in Italy on the phone.
It is very painful to hear that so many of my compatriots die every day.
While he said the pandemic was like a war, Ancelotti remained optimistic about the future.
It is unfortunate to have to mourn so many deaths, but this crisis will bring society back to other, more humane relationships.
We are realizing during childbirth that it is important for a daughter and her father or a husband and a wife to communicate and communicate more. We are regaining the desire to speak and not just to have our noses on the phone.
We spend all our time running and it feels good to take a break.
Soccer is not my priority at the moment. In fact, I don't care if we will be back in June, July or August. Not really. There are lives we have to think about now.