Iñaki Williams “We Want To Play The League, But There Must Be Appropriate Security Measures”
Football is edging ever closer to a return in Spain as players will be allowed to work out at club training facilities next week. Before sessions can be held, the players must first be tested for Covid-19 and further testing will be conducted on a routine basis. Speaking with El Hormiguero, Iñaki Williams explained what he’s been told about the process.
“Next week we will have tests at Lezama and if no one tests positive we will start training individually,” he said. “Little by little we will move to the second phase with training sessions in small groups.” The ultimate goal of returning to training is for La Liga to resume in June.
“We want to play the league, but there must be appropriate security measures, not only for the players, but for everyone who would participate,” Williams continued. The remainder of the season would have to take place behind closed doors.
The biggest topic of conversation at the moment is what will happen with the Copa del Rey final. UEFA have ruled that if the the match isn’t played this season then the last European spot will be given to whichever team finishes 7th in the league table.
“It would be very difficult for me to imagine the final without an audience,” Williams responded when asked about the ultimatum. “It’s a final for all Basque football and we all deserve to enjoy it. I’m confident that it can be played with the fans.” Other players such as Ibai Gómez have shared their preference to wait until fans can attend the final with supporters also becoming very outspoken about the situation.