Jens Lehmann says the coronavirus is not a “big concern” for healthy, young athletes, and supports the coming return of the Bundesliga,
When playing with Schalke, Dortmund, and Stuttgart, former Arsenal goalkeeper Lehmann, who got more than 400 appearances in the Bundesliga. He claims that the public would have to learn to deal with the epidemic and agrees that the Bundesliga is making the correct decision.
“Lehmann told beIN Sports, “In the end, you have to deal with it, for the only aspect on which this shutdown is based is the expectation that we can finally discover a vaccine or other treatment that can heal it. But just hope is there.
“Of course, you can’t shut down everything, because of that. But you’ve got to get on with it.”
Lehmann himself suffered from Covid-19, and the 50-year-old said the disease shouldn’t be a significant problem for active athletes.
“As long as the signs aren’t too bad, I guess players have to deal with it,” Lehmann said and added: “We have a number of players who were really infected, and most of them didn’t have any signs too.
So, I guess it’s not such a major problem for young and fit people with a good immune system.”