Premier League clubs are in total agreement that they would like to play out the rest of the current season rather than it be cancelled or ended at its current stage amid the coronavirus pandemic
That is according to Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson, who claims it is important for the current campaign to end without “artificial” methods of determining places.
The league has been suspended since March 13 due to COVID-19 with Liverpool 25 points clear at the top.
In a message to supporters on Palace's official website, Hodgson said: “Everyone is in total agreement we need an end to this season. We don't want artificial means of deciding who wins the league, who gets into the Champions League, who gets relegated and promoted.
“Ideally our players would have three or four weeks' minimum to prepare for the first match back, but I accept there may have to be a squeeze on that timeframe.
“It might mean extra restrictions at our place of work – the training ground – for example. It may also mean that we have to play our nine remaining matches in a shorter period of time than we normally would have done, and subsequently receive a shorter break between the seasons.
“But I think with all of these sacrifices – and I am uncomfortable using that word in such a context – everyone will be more than happy to go along with what it takes in order to get playing again as soon as possible in order to get the season finished.”
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As long as all Premier League clubs are in agreement over what needs to happen then the season will be completed one way or another.
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