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Football return is inviting danger – Jim Beglin

With the English Premier League set to return on June 17, international commentator Jim Beglin who will be on duty for the Manchester City vs Arsenal game has hinted that the return of football could lead to more trouble.

Jim Begin was part of the a wholesome panel on PM Express on Joy News that looked at the return of football with Gary Al-Smith.

His major concern was the well-being of the players and whether they would be able to cope with the demanding schedule of the league.

When the Premier League restarts, teams will be playing twice a week despite players not being up to full match fitness due to their long stay at home.

And Beglin reckons that this may have a huge impact on the injury rate of the league using the Bundesliga as reference.

“The injury rate in the Bundesliga has risen by 225%. The Bayer Leverkusen coach came out the other day saying that every single one of his players has complained of issues whether being slight or serious. So there’s been a huge impact in terms of the injury situation,” he said.

However, Beglin believes that the changes in the substitution rule could help remedy the situation to some extent.

“Nine substitutes are going to be allowed now on the bench with five usable on matchday. I think that is very important to the way things are currently shaping.”

Aston Villa welcome Sheffield United with Manchester City hosting Arsenal on June 17 as the Premier League returns.

myjoyonline.com

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