Three days ago, the EFL confirmed they have “agreed to a provisional restart” of the Championship on June 20th after the competition was suspended in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This would come as a welcome boost, mainly to Leeds United, who are in the driving seat to achieve promotion to the Premier League.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are top of the table with 71 points, leading third placed Fulham by seven points with nine matches left to play this season.
With the Championship expected to resume later this month, the duration between fixtures could be cut short, which could see clubs play three matches in a week.
Leeds fullback Gaetano Berardi believes the design of the league system in England would give them an advantage over foreign leagues.
“In England we are used to playing three games a week for several weeks in a row. I understand that in other leagues, like in Italy, there may be problems,” Berardi told Rete Uno Sport, as relayed by Sampnews24.com.
The Switzerland international, who has made only 11 starts in the league, has issued a warning to players who are worried about playing once in every three days.
“There is a bit of fear of injury, even for coaches it is not easy to prepare for such matches. You have to convince yourself mentally that playing often is not a problem. Seeing things in a negative way doesn’t help,” the ex-Sampdoria man explained.