Turkish football club Ankaragucu’s forward Ilhan Parlak has said that although the players are continuing with exercise at home, a month’s field training is essential to get match-ready once coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency on Monday, the 33-year-old player said workout at home could not replace the training on the pitch.

“Normally, there’s always a month-long break after the season ends. The players then train for 30-40 days to prepare themselves for the new season,” he said. “So, if the league matches are to be played, we need a month at least to get fully fit.”

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