Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said Spain needs football to boost the economy and to distract fans as La Liga eyes a June return following the coronavirus outbreak.
La Liga has been postponed since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc globally – killing more than 283,500 people and bringing sport to a standstill.
A mid-June resumption has been touted for the 2019-20 campaign in Spain, where Barca topped the table ahead of Madrid through 27 matches.
On Sunday, La Liga president Javier Tebas suggested June 12 as a possible date for the league to return, though he stressed that any resumption of play would require the approval of health authorities.
Ramos is raring to go, telling Movistar:
“Getting going needs time, the country needs football as an economic support and the people need it as a distraction.
“I’m dying to compete again, for La Liga Santander to be normal again, we have to be disciplined so that we can eliminate this virus.
“I want to send a message of support to everyone who has lost a loved one, we’ll get through this and we have to come together.”
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