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Return to play football ‘will be awkward’, says Salomon Kalou Hertha Berlin striker

During coronavirus epidemic any return to playing top level football remain an issue “will be awkward” because football is contact sport says Salomon Kalou Hertha Berlin’s Ivory Coast striker.

A numerous player has been sharing their opinions regarding the restarting of football in Europe as the leagues begins action behind closed doors.

“the majority of players are scared because they have children and families.” Says Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

“I am not afraid, but I think it will be a little bit awkward that we are going to play and not have contact with other teams, because you’ve got to.” Kalou told BBC South Africa.

“How are you going to play against opponents and expect to win a big game when you barely create contact with the game?

“Football is a sport of contact. You’ve got to have contact. So I am very curious to see what the rules will be when it comes to playing the game again.”

This discussion had been about the German Bundesliga, where Kalou plays, restarting date of Bundesliga 9th May has now been postponed.

Nine games were left when the league was postponed.

Sports all over the world are attempting to work on how and when they will safely resume, while most of the matches will played behind closed door.

Kalou, the former player of Chelsea said that “health is the most important thing” for footballers.

“We can only enjoy this game and play the best if we are in good shape and healthy. So hopefully I know they’ll take all the measures to be safe and to be back and play the game again.

“I don’t know how they are going to manage that because you’ve got to travel to play, you’ve got to be at the hotel for away games. I’m looking forward to seeing it, because I’m very curious. I’m very curious of how we are going to manage that.”

Hertha Berlin striker also explained that how they manage the social distancing in training sessions since they resumed, with total of 24 players on the training pitch divided in to 3 groups of 8 players.

“We try to keep the distance. But you know as they say, football is a sport of contact, so I don’t know how long we are going to manage like that, because at the end of the day, you’ve got to have some contact, you’ve got to create some contact if you want to play football.”

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