- Sergio Aguero is scared of catching the virus without exhibiting any symptoms
- The Premier League targets a June 8 return to action with full training from May 18
- The striker however admits a number of players are still wary of the coronavirus
- Games are expected to be played behind closed doors, with a number of other strict measures in place
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero insists players are “scared of returning to action” even as the Premier League continue to make preparations for a comeback in June.
The Premier League’s so-called Project Restart is fully underway with a number of measures against the coronavirus being put in place.
Despite Premier League chiefs gearing up for a return, Manchester City’s all time goal scorer Aguero is wary of the possibility players might not necessarily be mentally ready to return to action.
If the Premier League aims at resuming football on June 8, players will have to return to full training as early as from May 18.
According to Aguero, players are currently quite shaken by the pandemic and are thinking about their families before anything else.
"The majority of players are scared because they have children and families," Agüero told Argentine TV station El Chiringuito.
"I'm scared but I'm with my girlfriend here and I'm not going to be in contact with other people. I'm locked in my house and the only person I could infect is my girlfriend,” he added.
With the Premier League suspended since March 13, clubs remain committed to completing the remaining 92 fixtures to have a satisfactory conclusion to the season.
Games are expected to be played behind closed doors while the league is strongly considering making games free to air on TV.
One of Aguero’s biggest worries is the fact that one can contract the virus without necessarily exhibiting any symptoms.
"They're saying that there are people that have it and don't have any symptoms but still infect you. That's why I am here at home. Maybe I have the illness and I don't even know," he went on.
Regardless, the striker said he and his team mates would have to be extra cautions and a little scared when they finally resume training.
Aguero’s Manchester City were en route to surrendering the Premier League title to rivals Liverpool before the league was stopped.
Man City trailed Liverpool by a massive 25 points with only nine games to go.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Chelsea are gearing up for a possible return of the Premier League after the club ordered all foreign players to come back to UK by Sunday, May 3, ahead of training.
The EPL is among those across the world abruptly halted following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.
There is no definite date for the return of matches yet but Chelsea are said to be anxious not to get left behind with their preparations.
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