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28/05/2020 - 18:01 BST

Behind Closed Doors Games Will Feel Like Youth Football – Blackburn Star


Blackburn Rovers right-back Ryan Nyambe has admitted that football behind closed doors brings back memories of his Under-16s games, which had no atmosphere to them.

With the EFL still looking for ways to complete this current season, clubs have slowly started training again in small groups to maintain the fitness levels of their players.  


The German league was the first to restart earlier this month and has seen matches being played behind closed doors, with coaching staff and other personnel at the stadiums wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

Blackburn's right-back Nyambe is quick to admit that watching the games in Germany felt rather strange, but feels it is the right way to go forward for now.

However, the 22-year-old added that should football in England be restarted behind closed doors, it would bring back memories of his days in the Under-16s.

Nyambe told iFollow Rovers: “It’s probably going to be like back in the day, when you were an Under-16, and there’s no atmosphere and you’re just playing.

“Sometimes, if you’re playing a game and you’re losing, you need a boost from the fans, but they’re not going to be there and that’s something we’ll have to adapt to.

“Like a lot of people have said, and it’s a fact to be fair, a football club is nothing without its fanbase.

“You need support around you and the fans make the games more of a buzz.”

The Premier League is planning to restart with two games played on 17th June and now all eyes are on whether the EFL conclude it is feasible for the Championship to also restart.