Danny Rose reported that, during the coronavirus pandemic, footballers in the Premier League are being treated as “lab rats.”
In an interview with the Lockdown Strategies podcast, hosted by the former Scottish striker Kris Boyd and West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass, England international Rose made his analogy.
“To get back to football I am dying. I know people are going through this coronavirus pandemic much worse than me, but I don’t want to be moaning about anything here, ” said Rose.
Six people, spread across three Premier League clubs, were revealed on Tuesday to have tested positive for coronavirus and would go into self-isolation.
Rose has read up on the ‘Restart Project’ plans in June, amid attempts to get English football up and running.
The left-back, 29, spends the second half of the season on loan from Tottenham at Newcastle United.
He revealed that he had been called by Magpies boss Steve Bruce after using blunt words while stressing the morale of the country was not his priority in the talks of rushing back to raise spirits.
“I didn’t think too much about it and then the next day I was having my breakfast, and I saw Steve Bruce coming up on my phone. I talked to him and he said if I’m going to do stuff like that I need to explain it a little louder. He explained the steps they ‘re trying to take to try to keep it secure, but I’ve seen the headlines and I do-as footballers and people in the public eye-we’ve got a voice so maybe I’ve been able to write a little more what I’ve said,” he added.