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Pique voices concern about La Liga return

Gerard Pique, FC Barcelona
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Gerard Pique is against rushing the restart of La Liga and wants the target date to be further pushed back beyond June 12.

FC Barcelona took advantage of rival Real Madrid’s slip up and leapfrog to the top of the table but their festivity cut short as the outbreak of COVID-19 forced the suspension of footballing activities in Spain earlier in March.

After over two months, La Liga clubs were given green light to resume individualized training last Monday, with full-fledged sessions to follow in due time.

Javier Tebas recently announced he wants La Liga to resume on June 12. However, he warned it still largely depends on the situation then.

But Gerard Pique, despite his side on course to win the title, feels La Liga might be returning too soon. The defender points out that the players need enough time to get back on track due to a prolonged lack of action.

“I understand La Liga’s interest in finishing the season because there’s a lot at stake. Despite being leaders, it would be quite ugly to win [the league] that way,” Pique told Movistar [via Goal].

“I have heard Javier talk about playing again on the 12th. We’ve spent a lot of time out of action and we have to keep in mind we need to be well prepared to avoid the risk of injuries.

“If I can contribute my opinion, a few more days wouldn’t hurt us.”