🇪🇸 LaLiga president wants the league to resume on June 12

🇪🇸 LaLiga president wants the league to resume on June 12

LaLiga President Javier Tebas has suggested the league could restart as early as June 12.

Speaking on Sunday, Tebas was optimistic they can complete the remaining 11 matches of the 2019/20 season, which was halted following the coronavirus outbreak.

There is no agreed date yet as to when the league will resume, but the president suggested all teams could be ready for a restart. 

“I don’t know when football will return. I don’t know if the most probable date is June 19, I would like it to be June 12. It will depend on spikes and contagions," he said during an interview on Movistar's El Partidazo program.

“There would be league games daily for 35 days.

“24 hours before the game the players will be tested. There is more risk at home than in games. I see no risk because I am confident that sanitary standards will be followed.”

Speaking on the same show, however, Barcelona defender Gerard Pique urged the officials not to rush the restart as it was still not safe. 

"Start on June 12? But the players have a concern and we don't want the start of the league to be rushed. We've stopped for a long time, unable to even play friendlies. I'd like it to be taken into account that we're well prepared so that there will be good games. A few more days of training will not be bad for us."

The plans, however, received yet another setback on Sunday, after five new cases were recorded in the league.

The league was indefinitely suspended in March after the spread of the deadly virus with Barcelona at the top of the standings on 58 points, two ahead of bitter rivals Real Madrid

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