La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he remains ‘convinced’ the season will be concluded, despite the ongoing COVID-19 disruption.
Football across Europe has been brought to a grinding halt by the pandemic, with ?La Liga joining virtually all sporting authorities across the continent in pressing pause to slow the spread of the virus.
In a wider context, the entire nation has gone into a ‘state of alarm’ for the next two weeks, and with an end to the situation not yet on the horizon, it looks uncertain when – or if – the season will be allowed to finish.
UEFA are to hold a meeting on Tuesday in which they will discuss possibilities to aid clubs, and it’s widely reported that they will postpone Euro 2020 to provide clubs with a few extra weeks in which to end the campaign over the summer.
But while the solution is a long way from clear at this stage in the rapidly developing situation, Tebas remains confident the season will conclude.
Mis-translations have quoted the president as having a pessimistic outlook on the situation, but speaking to Spanish radio station Cope (as relayed by ?SPORT), he said:
“Let’s see what happens [at the UEFA meeting].
?”I have contacts with Italy or Germany. Let’s wait until Tuesday, the UEFA meeting and the decisions that are made, but I am convinced that we are going to finish the season.”