Dumfries: ‘Very intense to maybe play without an audience for a year’ | NOW

Denzel Dumfries is pleased that he has been able to train at PSV again since last week. The captain of the Eindhoven team is looking forward to possible matches for empty grandstands for a year.

“When I think about that, it is tough,” Dumfries told NU.nl on Monday. “That would be really long.”

“You still want to entertain people and have the feeling of being together. I would find it very difficult if they would prohibit that for so long.”

The Cabinet announced last week that “mass events with a nationwide appearance are only allowed if there is a vaccine.” Professional football with the public also belongs to that category. It is still unclear when there will be a corona vaccine.

Dumfries happy to see teammates again

Dumfries and his teammates at PSV focus on the new season, which should start in September. After almost two months of keeping fit at home, the right back is happy that he can train again at De Herdgang.

“It feels good to be here again and to see the other boys again”, says the Orange international. “It is difficult with the new rules, we have to keep sufficient distance and train in small groups.”

Although competitions are only scheduled for another four months, it is not difficult for Dumfries to motivate himself. “It takes discipline from everyone. I think this is a good test to see how you deal with this situation.”

PSV will continue to train behind closed doors until 16 June under interim coach Ernest Faber. After a summer holiday of over a month, the new trainer Roger Schmidt will be in front of the group for the first time on 20 July.

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