Sport Kohfeldt: "Restarting the league could be an opportunity for us"
China again delays basketball season due to coronavirus
As the NBA contemplates how and when to resume its season, China – on an earlier coronavirus timeline – can serve as a model. © Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images The Chinese Basketball Association suspended its season in February and planned to resume in April. Then May. Now, it’ll be even later.Brian Windhorst of ESPN:In a setback to the resumption of professional sports, the Chinese government issued an order Tuesday delaying the restart of the Chinese Basketball Association and other group sporting events, according to documents obtained by ESPN.
Bremen - Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt is hopeful that the relegation-threatened Hanseatic team will fight the relegation after a restart of the Bundesliga can exist. "The table is of course not gone, but the negative thoughts are pushed back a bit. That could be an opportunity for us," said the coach on Wednesday.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the league has been interrupted for almost four weeks, a continuation in May appears possible. The North Germans are 17th from last in the table, four points from relegation rank 16. The club still has ten games to complete.
When Ronaldo "drank beers with an ashtray on his stomach"
© Provided by Sports.fr panoramic_00001470_000007 Brazilian legend Ronaldo also enjoyed life outside the football fields. Retired since last summer, 39-year-old Peter Crouch became columnist for the Daily Mail and answered questions from Internet users on Saturday, as Britain is now confined to fighting Covid-19 .
"There are no blueprints"
Not only does everyday life in the private sphere, but also working with his team, which has been allowed to train again in groups of four, is an enormous challenge for Kohfeldt: "There are no blueprints, we have to accept the situation as it is. And especially because we are well aware of our privileged situation. As a coach, a lot of intuition is required. "
The 37-year-old believes that the corona crisis could even have a positive effect on the league. "A lot has slowed down in our lives in the past few weeks. Maybe this calmness is at least a little transferred to the often very hectic professional football," said Kohfeldt.
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