Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Harry Winks has admitted that he does not like football behind closed doors, and he believes to be speaking the minds of his fellow professionals.
Speaking to BBC Five Live, Winks highlighted the moment he had to play a football game behind closed doors for his country, England, in what he described as “a strange situation”.
It’s a strange situation not having the fans there. That’s what makes football, that’s what makes the atmosphere.
It’s probably something that not every Premier League player wants to do.
Clubs across Europe have started returning to training, with the English Premier league expected to follow suit soon–with clubs expected to round up outstanding 2019/2020 league games without their fans.
And Harry Winks couldn’t hide his displeasure despite also admitting that they will have to do it, if it’s a necessity.
It’s what everybody plays for and lives for, it’s for the fans. When you can’t hear chanting, when you can’t hear the crowd it’s going to be a strange situation.
We had it last season with Croatia away and it was a very strange situation to be involved in.
It’s not something that I like and I know a lot of players feel the same way. It’s not something that anybody really wants to do but if it’s the necessary action that’s got to be done, then it has to be done.
Premier league chiefs are still thinking up ways to restart football, with the aim of finishing the current one. It is however expected that they won’t be doing that at the expense of the health and welfare of players and fans alike, with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic.