- Aleksander Ceferin is adamant that the game will resume as soon as possible without significant changes.
- He says that football remained the same despite major events in the history of humanity.
- In fact, people can learn a lot and become better after the coronavirus is defeated, Ceferin adds.
"I don’t think that anything will change forever," UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin told The Guardian when asked about the long-term impact of the novel coronavirus on football.
"It’s a new experience and when we get rid of this bloody virus things will go back to normal. Football didn’t change after the second world war or first world war, and it will not change because of a virus either.
"People have said many times that the world will not be the same after... this might be true, but my point of view is why not think that the world will be better after this virus?
"Why not think that we will be smarter, or finally understand how fragile we are, how unprotected we are towards nature? So, there are always lessons to be learned."
Barcelona have returned to training on May 8 after all of the players tested negative for COVID-19. Currently, the club is allowed to train in groups of 10 players.