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Wilder hoping to mirror Bundesliga return

26 May 2020

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Chris Wilder says there is an enormous amount of enthusiasm up and down the country to ensure a safe return of Premier League football in the coming weeks.

And the Blades boss hopes football in England's top-flight can mirror the return to action of that in Germany, which resumed on Saturday 16th May behind closed doors.

The Blades boss began: "There are an awful lot of opinions flying about but thankfully there is a light at the end of the tunnel that we can all get back to normality in terms of our working.
"We watch quite a lot of the Bundesliga, it's an interesting division with some great players, great teams and great tactics.

"There's an enormous amount of enthusiasm in this country to watch football and I think that's a great gauge of what the Premier League will be like when we get back."

Wilder continued: "The authorities are obviously trying to get through phase one as quickly as possible, they talked about it as a minimum of 7 days and if it goes to plan, they will assess it.

"It's an ongoing scenario from day-to-day, it has the ability to pause and change with certain situations that may happen. They want to roll out things out quickly and as safely as possible and keep everyone on board.

"Small groups of training now, testing on a Tuesday and Friday, and I'm sure that will be key as well to come through those periods and make a decision on that quickly.

"Step two is contact and making the groups bigger and that has to come as quickly as possible to accelerate the small sided games, eleven-vs-elevens and then the return to playing."


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