Coronavirus: Beating Coronavirus Would Be “Real” Victory, Says PSG’s Pablo Sarabia


“No, I’m not afraid about that (the season not restarting), it’s not the thing I am worrying about,” he advised AFP.

“I am thinking about my family first and foremost and then about getting this sorted. This is a critical situation.

“Who is aware of proper now whether or not the league will restart or not — it’s hypothetical and all of us have to deal with the pandemic. Coming by way of this is able to be the actual victory of the season.”

Football players have come under pressure to take salary cuts, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus and Bayern Munich stars all among those to accept a reduction in pay.

And Sarabia says that the French clubs are also planning to take similar measures.

“All that’s in our arms, if we will help, donate one thing, do what’s in our arms, (we’ll),” he said.

“We are speaking about it and our captains are in discussions and all we are able to do to assist PSG and the nation normally, we’ll attempt to try this.”

Euro hopes on ice

Sarabia, 27, joined the French champions from La Liga outfit Sevilla last year and has impressed in Paris, scoring 14 goals in all competitions so far this season.

He is hoping to use his unexpected free time to improve his French, having signed a five-year contract with PSG.

“I like to speak and if I do not perceive the language and might’t talk that frustrates me a bit,” said Sarabia.

“I’m attempting to benefit from lately to check and are available out with a greater stage of French.”

PSG’s main aim since the takeover by a Qatari investment group in 2011 has been to lift the Champions League trophy, but the capital club have still not reached the semi-finals since 1995.

A last-16 victory over Borussia Dortmund last month, though, having trailed after the first leg, raised hopes that PSG could finally make a serious tilt at European football’s greatest prize.

“It was a tough time once we misplaced in Dortmund however every little thing that has occurred has proven how united all of us are as a group,” said Sarabia.

“I may see within the eyes of my teammates that we had been going to get by way of, you can really feel it.

“(But) there is still a long way to go before the final, and as I said before I don’t think we should be thinking about that just now.”




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