Maracineanu: “I hear the frustration of the athletes and the president of Ligue 1”

The Minister of Sports has again reversed the government’s decision to stop sports competitions – and therefore Ligue 1.

Taken in early May, the decision to definitively stop Ligue 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic generated many critics, especially within some Ligue 1 clubs. Asked by RTL this Sunday, Roxana Maracineanu returned to this decision again.

“I hear the frustration of athletes and the president of the clubs in Ligue 1, because it is especially those that you hear. In the context of our May 11, you could not with the proposal you had on the table – a championship ending on 3 August – approves resumption earlier than we did there “, she explained.

“There is at least four weeks of refreshment. It takes a while to recover from such containment and behind, play again, find the reflexes in collective games. We also had clusters in France, a situation that n have not known our neighbors, especially Germany. To resume sports competitions, there is a conception of justice that is crucial and we could not have had it throughout the territory, for some would have resumed and not others. “

The minister also spoke about the aftermath, especially as LFP hopes to resume the season on August 22. “Now we hope that the sports competitions will resume, maybe in the middle of July, even in early August. After those competitions, it’s not up to me to decide, it’s up to the sports authorities. Two and a half months to discuss The discussions have not focused so much on this topic when they might have been. “