Casemiro upbeat about return of La Liga

18/05/2020 12:43 PM

Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro says the return of La Liga, currently scheduled for June 12th, is “a significant step.”

European football has been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Bundesliga returned this weekend with La Liga set to follow next month.

Madrid midfielder Casemiro says he thinks the return, with social distancing measures in place and games behind closed doors, is doable.

“It’s a really significant step, not just for football but for society too, to show people that it is possible,” Casemiro told Real Madrid TV.

“It’s not just about playing football, it’s about people being out of their houses. I think that if we comply with the measures that we have to follow, we too are going to be able to do it.”

The Brazilian says the training regimes he and his teammates have been observing over the last eight weeks should be sufficient for players to return.

“The work at home was important and we did the things that the club and the coaching staff passed on to us,” he said.

“The guys are working well and it shows now that we’re back that players have worked at home. The physical level has been maintained and you can see that on the [training] pitch.”

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