Kevin De Bruyne believes that financial imperatives will force the Premier League to resume completing the 2019-2020 season.
Representatives from the top clubs of England met last Friday to discuss the proposals put forward in the Project Restart, including safety and testing procedures used to minimize risks to players as well as staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
De Bruyne from Manchester City expects to come back in training before the middle of this month, even if playing games at neutral venues with no fans don’t fill him with enthusiasm.
De Bruyne told HLN that his feeling said that they might be able to train again within two weeks and the government wanted to restart football as soon as possible in order to give people something.
He added that although it’s not really interesting for anyone if everything will be finished without fans, in that way, this season will be finished. If the season is not finished, it will cause serious problems since the financial aspect is far too important in the Premier League.
The Eredivisie and Ligue 1 have canceled their seasons, though the Premier League currently stands alongside the La Liga, Serie A, and Bundesliga in intending to reach a conclusion.
City striker Sergio Aguero also told El Chiringuito that many players were scared to return to action due to the risk posed to their families, something De Bruyne, with his wife expecting their third child, really understands.
The Belgium star was enjoying an exceptional campaign individually. He has eight goals in the Premier League this term, while his man-of-the-match performance inspired Man City’s win at Real Madrid in a last-16 UEFA Champions League tie yet to be completed.
He added that when the league resumes, he doesn’t really see this as an extension of the season but feels more like the start of a new season.