Jota says the world is waiting for the Premier League expectations

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Retrieved 27 April 2020, 00:36 IST

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Wolf winger Diego Jota

Diego Jotta says it is a matter of “major” importance in world football that the Premier League season is over.

The Wolves forward optimistic campaign may avoid closing at first, although he accepts back-closed-door games as inevitable.

Most of the league’s top-flight clubs had nine games left when the coronavirus crisis meant the break in March.

The wolves are in sixth place, while the Europa League is in the last 16

Portugal international Jota Nuno Espirito Santo is a key figure in the squad and is hopeful he will be back in action soon.

He told BBC Sport: “I believe the Premier League can end.

“We don’t have to look at other countries. Each country has its own problems and we have to deal with them individually.

“While some leagues may end now, others may start early. I know almost every country in the world has a league to watch the Premier League, so it’s important for us to be able to finish the wage.

On Friday, without a champion, motivation or promotion, EridavCC called for a halt to the 2012-20 season on Friday, a decision that has raised the voices of several clubs.

Yet most European leagues are optimistic about the rebuild and Jota could see a picture of a scene where the Premier League starts again, albeit without spectators.

He said that “obviously we end the season behind closed doors” according to the choice of closing the season or playing the remaining games behind closed doors, but Jota insisted that “everyone” would play in front of the crowd.

The 23-year-old added: “Perhaps we have to go step by step and play the first step behind closed doors.”