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Aguero: Players 'scared' of return during pandemic

Sergio Aguero says players are "scared" about the possibility of returning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League clubs are set to meet on Friday (01.05.20) to discuss the chances of resuming the season on 8 June - which would mean a return to full training by May 18 - but the Manchester City striker admitted not everyone is fully convinced by the idea.

Speaking to Argentine TV station El Chiringuito, he admitted: "The majority of players are scared because they have children and families.

"I'm scared, but I'm with my girlfriend here and I'm not going to be in contact with other people. I'm locked in my house and the only person I could infect is my girlfriend.

"They're saying that there are people that have it and don't have any symptoms but still infect you. That's why I am here at home. Maybe I have the illness and I don't even know."

The Premier League has been suspended from March 13 amid the global health crisis, but it's said all clubs are committed to playing the remaining 92 fixtures.

These would likely be held behind closed doors with some matches available on free-to-air television.

If training does resume before the government relaxes the current social distancing rules, BBC Sport reports that players would be tested for the illness twice a week, and screened every day for symptoms, amongst other hygiene measures.

Aguero admitted players will be "quite nervous and extra careful" when they return to work.

He said: "When one person is ill we will think, 'oh what's happening here?' I hope a vaccine will be found soon so that this all ends."

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