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Sports News of Monday, 27 April 2020


Playing games behind closed doors will be weird - Crystal Palace star Jeffrey Schlupp

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Crystal Palace midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp believes playing games behind close doors when the Premier League returns will be 'weird'.

Talks of the English Premier league resuming amid the Coronavirus is being considered but without fans.

Schlupp insists that it will feel like playing for the U-23's, and players will take time to get used to it.

"It probably will have that feel to start off with (of an Under-23s game). But if you ask most professional players, once you get into game mode anyway, you shut it all out," he told Palace TV.

"When you’re game mode you just focus and don’t hear the surroundings, so in that case for some people it won’t feel any different.

"For me personally it will take sometime before getting used to. It will be weird to begin with."

There are nine more games left to end the season, which was halted by the global pandemic.