UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, has expressed confidence that football will soon return to the normal vibrancy exhibited before the coronavirus pandemic.
The UEFA President who featured on Wednesday’s edition of Britain’s Guardian newspaper, said that despite the halt of football in the wake of the pandemic he would bet a million dollars that the postponed Euro 2020 tournament will take place in 2021.
“Yes, I would, I don’t know why it wouldn’t be. I don’t think that this virus will last forever. I think it will change sooner than many think. We know more about the virus and in general I’m an optimistic person. I don’t like this apocalyptic view that we have to wait for the second and third waves or even a fifth wave.’’
“We are ready and we will follow the recommendations of the authorities but I’m absolutely sure, personally, that good old football with fans will come back very soon,’’ he told newsmen.
He also stated that football has also stayed the same after previous challenges, however, lessons could be learnt from the health crisis which brought the game to a standstill in almost every country of the world.
Germany’s Bundesliga restarted at the weekend behind closed doors and other big leagues, as well as UEFA’s Europa and Champions Leagues, are to follow with the aim of completing the season by late summer.