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Rudi Garcia's reaction after the suspension of competition

Published on 13 March 2020 at 2:40 PM
La réaction de Rudi Garcia après la suspension des compétitions
The head coach of Olympique Lyonnais spoke to the club's media about the exceptional situation in the world of football following the suspension of various competitions due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

The suspensions of competitions

"We can only agree on the fact that there is a harmony among all national and international sports, on the fact that we must suspend all competitions to let pass the peak of contagion. I hope it arrives as soon as possible. We will see as soon as we can get back on the pitch to play but to prepare that we are forced to train and prepare but until we have a date in sight, it not as simple as that. It's a very difficult moment, not just for us but for everyone. "


The precautions being taken

"The doctor gave everyone a thermometer. Players and staff must take their temperature twice a day. At the slightest warning, we will inform our medical team. Everyone has been given alcohol-based sanitizing solutions. The danger is not palpable but the players, especially the youngsters, must be very careful of themselves and others. "


The players' reactions

“Each player will react according to their own sensitivity. Some are much more stressed than others. The goal is to say that we should not have a psychosis surrounding this matter, but that there is an awareness. I have watched how things unfolded in Italy and everyone is homebound. There has to be an awareness. You have to be a citizen, to think of yourself and others. We don't know what the next few days have in store for us. You have to be cautious and very careful. "