The Premier League’s plans to restart face a crucial two days of squad meetings.
Concerned Premier League players to have their say
Premier League clubs will hold squad meetings in the next 48 hours and hear from players concerned with the league’s plans to restart, the Daily Mail reports. The Premier League was boosted by the government’s announcement that elite sport could take place behind-closed-doors from June 1, and while there have been plenty of stumbling blocks already – namely the use of neutral venues – another major obstacle is player welfare and their feelings about the league’s resumption. On Monday, Danny Rose called the plans ‘b*******’, Raheem Sterling spoke of his reservations, while Tyrone Mings’ take can be seen below…
Player at the top of the league raises concerns about playing again:
Yeah he’s probably right, that’s sensible.
Player near the bottom raises the same concern:
Yeah well you just don’t want to be relegated 😂🤷🏽♂️
— Tyrone Mings (@OfficialTM_3) May 11, 2020
While the bosses have been busy planning a restart, it turns out there are a growing number of concerned employees. Go figure. This should come as no surprise, and the Premier League could regret not consulting the views of the players earlier. After all, for all the talk, only they can play. Their welfare should always have been a priority, only now do you get the sense that clubs and Premier League bosses will truly listen, knowing the power players could have if they decide to vote with their feet.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) May 11, 2020