‘The country needs football’ – Real Madrid captain Ramos ready for La Liga’s return

The Blancos were two points behind defending champions Barca with 11 matches remaining when the season was suspended due to coronavirus.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said Spain needs football to boost the economy and to distract fans as La Liga eyes a June return following the coronavirus outbreak.

La Liga has been postponed since March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has wreaked havoc globally – killing more than 283,500 people and bringing sport to a standstill.

A mid-June resumption has been touted for the 2019-20 campaign in Spain, where Barca topped the table ahead of Madrid through 27 matches.

On Sunday, La Liga president Javier Tebas suggested June 12 as a possible date for the league to return, though he stressed that any resumption of play would require the approval of health authorities.

Germany’s Bundesliga will restart on May 16 and as La Liga teams return via individual training sessions while adhering social-distancing measures, Ramos added: “We have to go to Valdebebas in divided zones and following the rules, it’s a bit abnormal and complicated but the situation requires it.”

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