Dumfries: ‘Very intense to play maybe year without audience’ | Right away

Denzel Dumfries is doing well to be able to train with PSV again since last week. The captain of the Eindhoven team looks ahead to possibly a year of games in front of empty stands.

“When I think about it, it’s pretty intense,” Dumfries said on Monday NU.nl. “That would be really long.”

“You want to entertain people and feel like they are together. I would find it very difficult if they banned it for so long.”

The Cabinet announced last week that “mass events with a national presence will not be allowed until there is a vaccine.” Professional football with an audience also belongs to this category. It is not yet clear when a Corona vaccine will be available.

Dumfries happy to see teammates again

Dumfries and his PSV team-mates are focusing on the new season, which is due to start in September. After almost two months in which he has remained fit at home, the defender is happy to be able to train again in De Herdgang.

“It feels nice to be back here and see the other guys again,” said the Dutch international. “It’s difficult with the new rules, we have to keep enough distance and train in small groups.”

Although there will only be games on the schedule again in four months, it is not difficult for Dumfries to motivate themselves. “It requires discipline from everyone. I think that’s a good test to see how you deal with this situation.”

PSV will be training behind closed doors until 16 June under interim coach Ernest Faber. After more than a month of summer holidays, the new coach Roger Schmidt will be in front of the group for the first time on 20 July.

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