Subotic says players live in fear of coronavirus when Bundesliga restarts

Bundesliga players are living in fear of catching coronavirus when they return to action and believe money is taking priority over health, says Union Berlin defender Neven Subotic. Subotic, a key member of Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund teams and a Champions League finalist in 2013, expects to be in action on May 16 when the German top flight becomes the first major European league to resume 2019-20 season, after Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the green light to do so. The Premier League are watching closely as they try to push ahead with Project Restart, which would see the campaign come back on June 12. There have been 10 positive tests for Covid-19 across the top two divisions this week and health is dominating the thoughts of players as the clock ticks down. ‘Some of the owners or managers had some remarks that were fairly [unfortunate] in terms of what this crisis means for them or their club and equated them to more of a business. Now it’s actually going to start soon but also for a player it was fairly frustrating because what we want is clarity.’ All matches will take place without fans for the foreseeable future as governments try to limit the spread of coronavirus.