Martin Odegaard and Real Sociedad stars to return to training ground on Tuesday as they become the first LaLiga side to go back amid the coronavirus crisis
- LaLiga has been suspended since March 12th due to the coronavirus pandemic
- Stars have been in isolation and completing training programmes alone
- The rise of deaths and infections is now finally slowing in Spain
- As the virus declines, Real Sociedad are already set to go back to training
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Real Sociedad are planning their return to the training ground on Tuesday, buoyed by news that the coronavirus spread is slowing in Spain.
The nation was one of the worst affected in Europe, leading to more than 16,600 deaths and LaLiga’s suspension since March 12th.
However, Spain have recorded a decreasing death rate for three days in a row, suggesting the virus has crested its peak.
Real Sociedad are set to return to training on Tuesday after more than a month away
With La Liga suspended indefinitely, the players have been completing training at home
The Basque side are keen to get play back underway as they chase a Champions League spot
Stars like Martin Odegaard and Adnan Januzaj are set to return to the club’s Zubieta training ground in the Basque Country, but will continue to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines.
‘For the last four weeks our first-team players have been in their homes carrying out individual fitness programs,’ a statement from the club read.
‘Additionally, the Real players have received other types of help (sanitary, medical, nutritional and emotional) which have aided them in complementing the plans.
The Sociedad players will complete their training individually, but making use of facilities
Coronavirus’ spread in Spain looks to be declining, hinting at a return to action closing in
‘Once the government decides that non-essential activities can restart, first-team players will have the choice of continuing their individual workouts in Zubieta from Tuesday of next week.
‘In no way will this work in Zubieta be group-based and every player will be able to decide to continue at home or in Zubieta.’
Sociedad will be keen to get the season back on track, with the club closing in on their first Champions League qualification since 2012-13.
They sit fourth, one point behind Sevilla but only leading fifth placed Getafe on goal difference, with Atletico Madrid lurking just a point behind the Estadio Anoeta side.
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