Spain’s national football coach, Luis Enrique has expressed his grief over football being held in empty stadiums behind closed doors. Luis Enrique termed it a sad sight to watch and said that he is not happy with the state of football that is being played and will be played in the coming times behind closed doors.
Notably, Bundesliga became the first major league across Europe’s top five leagues to resume their campaign after the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic for two months. Bundesliga resumed with using draconian hygiene guidelines, regular testing of players and insisting on games in near-empty stadiums. Hugging, embracing and handshakes were also banned.
However, Luis Enrique didn’t seem too pleased with the sight of watching football in empty stadiums and has now expressed his sadness over the same.
Luis Enrique Unhappy With Football Being Held Without Fans
“(Playing without fans) is sadder than dancing with your own sister. It’s not attractive,” Luis Enrique told the Colgados del aro (Hanging from the hoop) basketball show on Wednesday.
“I watched the German football and it’s a sad sight. You hear the voices, you even hear the insults… you lose the intimacy of the better moments,” Enrique added.
Return Of Sports As A Fan Is Interesting: Luis Enrique
“But you also have to understand it’s a business that generates lots of money, and even if the spectacle is a long way from that when there’s fans it can help in dealing with the confinement,” Luis Enrique further said.
“Watching football again or any other sport, as a fan it’s interesting,” he added.
Empty stadiums, distant celebrations, masked substitutes, and the sound of the ball piercing the net, that’s how European football marked its return when Bundesliga continued their campaign after a break of almost two months because of the coronavirus outbreak globally.