Watford’s captain, Troy Deeney, has pulled out of returning to training due to fears of the devastating effects of Coronavirus.Premier League sides were given the all clear to resume team trainings this week — as some Manchester United stars were pictured driving into their Carrington training complex.
But Watford’s Captain has come to out to strongly kick against the decision to make players return to training. While stating categorically his decision to pull out.
While speaking on Talk the Talk show on YouTube, the 31 year-old opened up on his fears.
It only takes one person to get infected within the group and I don’t want to be bringing that home.
My son is only five months old, he had breathing difficulties, so I don’t want to come home to put him in more danger.
Deeney went further to reveal what happened during the meeting with EPL officials, Captains and Medical personells, which further hightened his fears on the situation.
My problem was in the meeting, I asked very simple questions.
For black, Asian and mixed ethnicities, they’re four times more likely to get the illness, they’re twice as likely to have long lasting illnesses – is there anything extra, additional screening, heart stuff to see if people have got problems with that? No. OK, well I feel that should be addressed.
I can’t get a haircut until mid-July but I can go and get in a box with 19 people and go and jump for a header and nobody could answer the questions, not because they didn’t want to, just because they don’t know the information.
So I said if you don’t know the information, why would I put myself at risk? – He quizzed.
As was seen from games played over the weekend in German Bundesliga, it is practically impossible to enforce social distance on the field of play. Also, individuals, players and officials cannot be completed tamed– with respect to where they’ll go and not go, before and after games. Hence, the Watford captain has valid reasons to be very concerned and pull out of training for feeling unsafe.
Premier League Chiefs had assured that competitive football will not resume in the country until managers, captains and other parties involved in the process are in agreement.