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Football in most part of Europe has been suspended since early March due to the coronavirus outbreak.
For close to two months, football has been put on a standstill, and one thing is for sure, the economic side of the game has been badly affected.
Former England boss Fabio Capello has looked at the game in Spain and admitted that even the almighty Barcelona will be affected by this pandemic, and stressed that only clubs with a good model will come out stronger.
He said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport: “It seems to me that, economically, in Spain the only team that will not be destroyed in this pandemic is Real Madrid. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are going to suffer a lot.
“The market will be revolutionised. Absurd numbers have been reached for the transfers. We will return to a more reasonable level. Smart managers will be necessary to fix the system. Egotism can be fatal.”
For Chelsea, the Blues have survived a full season without signings and even lost the club’s best player, but the club still survived under the guidance of Frank Lampard. This clearly shows that the club has set the right foundation ahead of time, as the academy products have found a way into the first team and many more are coming along.
Indeed signing Frank Lampard was just a blessing in disguise, because this isn’t the time to spend lavishly on signings, as it could take a while for clubs to be able to spend such amounts of money.