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EPL English Premier LeagueLehmann: You Can’t Shut Down Everything Because of COVID-19

Lehmann: You Can’t Shut Down Everything Because of COVID-19

Former goalkeeper of the Arsenal, Jens Lehmann, has supported the upcoming return of the Bundesliga, saying the coronavirus should not impact lifestyles to this extent.

“Of course, you can’t shut down everything, because of that. But you’ve got to get on with it,” Lehmann told beIN Sports.

Lehmann, who got more than 400 appearances in the Bundesliga when playing with Schalke, Dortmund and Stuttgart, agrees that the Bundesliga is making the correct decision, claiming the public would have to learn to deal with the epidemic:

“In the end, you have to deal with it, for the only aspect on which this shutdown is based is the expectation that we can finally discover a vaccine or other treatment that can heal it. But just hope is there.”

Lehmann himself suffered from COVID -19, and the 50-year-old said the disease shouldn’t be a significant problem for active athletes. Per him, it is not a “big concern” for healthy, young athletes.

“As long as the signs aren’t too bad, I guess players have to deal with it.” Lehmann said. “We have a number of players who were really infected, and most of them didn’t have any signs too. So, I guess it’s not such a major problem for young and fit people with a good immune system.”