Paul Robinson condemned Tottenham players Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko for breaking social distancing guidelines and welcome Arsenal’s decision to reopen their training headquarters.
The former White Hart Lane number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested clubs should look at opening training grounds to allow select players to train at a safe distance.
It comes less than a month after Jose Mourinho, Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Davinson Sanchez were seen training in a north London park.
The Express claim that rivals Arsenal have made the decision to reopen their outside training pitches to allow players to conduct their daily routines.
Robinson believes it is a sensible idea if done correctly when some players do not have the facilities to train at home.
“We are seeing it with a lot of footballers,” he told Football Insider.
“It is completely unacceptable. No matter what line of work you are from, what job you do – everyone should follow the guidelines.
“Aurier and Sissoko should be punished within the government guidelines as well as internally by the clubs.
“However in central London, it could be very difficult for players to get out and train.
“If clubs start to open up training grounds to allow players to do their running to those who do not have the facilities, it does make sense.
“Players safely socially distance at the other end of a football field, get showered at home – it would work. It would help clubs keep tabs on the players’ fitness as well.”
Football Insider understands the Premier League is gearing up for a mid-June restart.
This would mean a 3-month hiatus for the Premier League and players’ fitness levels are to be a concern over the next two months.
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