Monday, May 4, 2020

Lampard: Players can’t get tested ahead of NHS Staffs

Frank Lampard insists Players can’t get tested for COVID-19 before a game before the NHS staffs working at this critical time.

The Chelsea Manager says the lives of the health service workers are on the frontline and it wont sit well by considering players as the main priorities.

Speaking to BTSport, The Chelsea Legend said I quote him:

"The idea of the health and safety of the players is huge," 


"The country has practiced social 

distancing so well and the fact we play this contact sport that we are so desperate to see for a form of escapism, if anything, so how are we not going to put the players at risk within that?


"The other issue is talking about the testing that we are going to be doing.


"We probably have 70 or 80 staff at Cobham, minimum, if we are going to restart training. If we're going to test regularly, then that's fine.


"But when when we're looking around the world - and I don't know the testing numbers for the NHS and careworkers, these people that are doing incredible roles over the last two months or so - I don't think it would sit well, not just with me but with anybody, if we didn't make sure the people that are getting tested are on that front line.


"That's important for football to take its place.


"After that, we probably have the football issues, which would be neutral venues and out of contract players, of which we have a couple of major players, so there are many conversations and I think that's very clear at the minute."

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