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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Sterling unsure about Premier League return

Raheem Sterling has doubts about the return of the Premier League, which is scheduled for next month.

 

There has not been any top-flight fixtures in England since March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The last played Premier League match was on March 9 Leicester's 4-0 win over Aston Villa.

 

And the most recently played elite fixture in England was Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid, when the Reds exited the Champions League.


 

However, the government gave green light to the top-flight football in England to resume from June 1, and as expected the Premier League is aiming to return to action in the upcoming weeks.


 

Raheem Sterling on the other hand is not so sure about the return of the Premier League.


Manchester City star expressed his reservation on his YouTube channel saying: "The moment we do go back it just needs to be a moment where it's not just for footballing reasons, it's safe for not just us footballers but the whole medical staff, referees."

 

"I don't know how that's going to work, but I feel like once that side of the people's safety and the player's safety is secured and their wellbeing is looked after then that's the right time to go back in.

 

"Until then, I'm...how can I say...not scared but reserved and thinking what the worst outcome could be. At the same time I'm looking forward to it and I really want to get back but hopefully it will all be well when we do get back."


 

Danny Rose, Tottenham right-back who is currently on loan to Newcastle, also expressed his thoughts on the Premier League return during an Instagram Live.

 

"Government is saying 'bring football back' because it is going to boost the nation's morale. I don't give a f*** about the nation's morale, people's lives are at risk," said the 29-year-old Englishman.

 

"Football shouldn't even be spoken about coming back until the numbers (infected or dying) have dropped massively. It's b*******."