The FIFA break will occur at the end of this month, and clubs from England, Spain, and Germany have made it known that they don’t want to release their players heading to countries where coronavirus cases are surging.
Furthermore, upon their return, they’d have to quarantine for ten days. As a result, they will likely miss one fixture, and for PSG, who’s in a tight race in Ligue 1, points are valuable.
“It’s a difficult subject to tackle at the moment. It’s complicated because it’s a subject that involves the federations, the governments of each country, and FIFA. It is a difficult relationship to manage to find points in common and a balance between all. We are working to find the best and fairest solution for clubs and federations,” Pochettino said.
“In this moment of the pandemic, it is a factor which is determining for the competitions. We must indeed protect the players and find the means to ensure that the competitions are the fairest for the federations and the clubs. It should also be noted that the players have always been exposed since the Covid-19. The players and the staff who are in contact with them and who have taken risks this is why the federations must take the fairest decisions to protect the players. Anyway, we know the complexity of this situation. The club and us, we make ourselves available to the authorities so that they can find the best solution.”
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