Since Monday the professionals in Spain are allowed to train individually again. The plan is to finish the season. However, should there be an unexpected premature end to the season, Real’s keeper Thibaut Courtois has a definite opinion on the championship question.
Real Madrid regained the top spot from FC Barcelona with a 2-0 win in the Clasico. However, on the final day before the Corona pandemic, Real Betis were down 2-1 to Real Madrid, slipping back to second place. The Blancos currently have two points less than Barça. “Should the season be abandoned and Barcelona declared champions, that would be unfair“, Courtois told Belgian television. “We beat them this year, and we showed that we were better.“
However, the Spaniards are also hoping to avoid cancellation of the season. They plan to resume play in June. “The current circumstances are new, but we hope to start again in June and finish our 2019/20 season this summer“, League President Javier Tebas said in a press release.
“I want to finish the season“, Courtois also said. But not at any price. The goalkeeper expressed his concern: “We have to be 100 per cent sure that we take all health precautions before we start again. What happens, for example, if a player from another team is infected? There are a lot of things we have to consider. But of course, I would like to finish the season.“