Dortmund [Germany], May 13 (ANI): As the Bundesliga is set to return to action this month, Borussia Dortmund's captain Marco Reus said although he is delighted over the resumption of the league, it is essential that everybody acts with 'full responsibility'.
''All of us players have missed being able to do our job. So, of course, I'm delighted about the decision to allow the Bundesliga to restart. We're seeing the same thing across various sectors of the economy: ideas are being developed to allow public life to resume, step by step, and as sensibly as possible," the club's official website quoted Reus as saying.
"We've been given a chance, and it's essential that we all act with full responsibility. Professional footballers are normal people; we have our flaws like everyone else. But we should all know that people are now scrutinising us more intensely than ever before. That's entirely reasonable," he added.
The coronavirus pandemic had brought all football leagues to a standstill. However, the German Football Association (DFL) announced that Bundesliga will resume from May 16.
The 30-year-old said there is a 'very high probability' that everyone involved will remain healthy as there are an extensive testing regimes and hygiene measures in place.
"With regards to the medical plan developed for professional football: there are never any guarantees when it comes to health, and we are obviously no exception. Nonetheless, in light of the extensive testing regime and the hygiene measures in place, there is a very high probability that everyone involved will remain healthy," he said. (ANI)