No hope for La Liga games ahead of the summer

Spain’s minister for health Salvador Illa was cautious on the possibility of LaLiga making a return in the forthcoming months at today’s Covid-19 briefing session.

For some reasons, Salvador Illa adopted a cautious approach on his statement about when La Liga could kick off.

In his words: “I really can’t say at this point if professional football will return ahead of the summer, it would be imprudent on my behalf to offer a definitive view.”

During today’s daily coronavirus briefing, the minister requested that football lovers should be patient while health workers are monitoring the evolution of the pandemic.

According to Salvador, this evaluation process must be observed before a return to professional sports could be resumed.

He did warn that as we move towards a ‘new normality’, things will not be as they were before.

The minister did comment on the possibility of each player being regularly tested.

“There is a governmental directive that affects professional football in that the matter of testing will be administered by the autonomous governments,” said Salvador. His statements were concluded with optimism that in a period of 15 days, the country would lift the current state of alarm that was imposed mid-March as a response to COVID-19 pandemic in Spain.