Players will need at least four weeks to regain match fitness once coronavirus lockdown measures are lifted and they are able to resume training, Partizan Belgrade coach Savo Milosevic said on Sunday.
The 46-year old former Yugoslavia striker, who scored 37 goals in 102 internationals and won the 1996 English League Cup with Aston Villa, pointed out that a return to normal training would be gradual.
“We will train in groups of nine, keeping in line with the government’s measures,” Milosevic told Serbia’s Prva television.
“That means players will have to be a mandatory two metres apart at all times. There will be no team lunch or other gatherings before or after training.
“The pandemic has had a crippling effect. Players have been idle for two months now and they will need at least four weeks to get back into shape, otherwise there is a big danger of injuries when the season eventually resumes.” Place bet on Live Event 24/7 on NaijaBet
Serbian clubs are to resume training on Monday, when the Balkan nation’s government is to ease a set of measures introduced to curb the Covid-19 virus.