Pique Says June 12 is Too Early to Bring Back La Liga


Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said he would like to see the start of La Liga moved up later than June 12, the date proposed on Sunday by the president of the league, Javier Tebas.

“I realise the importance of La Liga in completing the season because there is a lot at risk. It would be very messy to win the league this way, despite becoming champions.” Pique told Movistar.

Pique said he’d rather complete the campaign later than Tebas proposed: “I heard Javier speaking of playing again on the 12th … We have spent a lot of time out of practice and we need to bear in mind that we have to be fully trained and minimize the possibility of injuries. If I could give my view, we wouldn’t be hurt by a few extra days.”

Barca was two points ahead of Real Madrid’s fierce rivals after 27 matches, until the season was suspended owing to the March coronavirus pandemic.

With players preparing to adjust to this month’s personalized preparation, Tebas is aiming for a return to the field this month.

“I’d like the season to start on June 12, but that’s going to depend on the numbers.” Tebas told Movistar Sunday (via Goal). “At the end of the day it would be up to the health authorities to justify what should be accomplished. We don’t hurry, we aren’t the ones that dictate the stages.”


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