Sheffield United Wilder Would Not Pressure Players To Return Quickly
LONDON: Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder He said Thursday that he will not pressure any of his players to return to action if they mistrust the health risks when Premier league You get the green light to resume.
The top clubs in England will meet on Monday, a day after the British Prime Minister. Boris Johnson He is expected to ease a national blockade, to discuss his latest plans for 'Project Restart'.
But there are concerns about the well-being of players if they return to playing contact sports when social distancing guidelines are still in place.
Manchester city Forward Sergio Agüero admitted last week that the footballers are scared, while players and coaches of the Liga team, Eibar, issued a statement on Tuesday expressing concern about contributing to a second wave of the virus.
If any individual player made that decision and came to me and said, 'It's not for me,' I would respect it, Wilder told BeIN Sports.
The German Bundesliga leads the way for Europe's major leagues and will return behind closed doors on May 16.
The Premier league is hoping for a return next month at the earliest, with clubs standing to lose an estimated £1 billion ($1.2 billion) in revenue if the campaign cannot be completed, mostly from huge television contracts.
Sheffield United were enjoying a brilliant first season back in the top-flight when the campaign was halted in March due to the spread of coronavirus .
Wilder's men were just five points out of the top four with a game in hand and had progressed to the FA Cup quarterfinals.
And the 52-year-old man, who has worked in the lower leagues for most of his management career, said he is aware of the importance of top-notch finishing for funds to trickle down the pyramid.
"I think we finish the season, however long it takes. The Premier league has shown enormous enthusiasm," he added.
My CEO is and not just because we are in the position we are in. I think everyone in the know understands the implications if this season were eliminated.
"I've obviously had experience of working in all levels of football and I do understand the implications if the Premier league didn't restart -- the effect that that would have down the pyramid as well. We've got to look after all aspects of football."
One of the complexities of a late season finale could see Wilder deprived of his first-choice goalkeeper for the campaign's final games.
Dean Henderson's Loan Manchester united expires at the end of June, by which point Sheffield United and the Red Devils could be competing for a place in next season's Champions League.
Personally I think it would be morally correct to leave him playing at Sheffield United for the last 10 games of the season, Wilder said.
"But we all know that because of the legalities and the situation regarding expiry of loans that ( Manchester united ) might take that decision.
We are not a threat to Man U. I am sure they will be very happy with the players for having seen them all season. Ford Fiesta is not going to beat Ferrari!