Exclusive: Sansom – the NHS is “absolutely fantastic”

Date: Sunday 12th April 2020 at 2:10 pm
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Kenny Sansom has applauded the NHS for doing an “absolutely fantastic” job as it bravely leads the fight against coronavirus.

The former Arsenal skipper won 86 caps for England and is pleased that the nation is heeding advice from the government and the NHS to stay at home, to protect lives.

Kenny was talking exclusively to ZapSportz’s Simon Rose, for his new blog post on the official Kenny Sansom website.

Kenny said of the NHS: “What they’re doing is absolutely fantastic and it’s a difficult one. You’re telling people to stay in. Will they stay in or go out? You’ve got a lot of people to deal with, which makes it harder.

“I can’t wait till it clears up. It’s a horrible disease and it’s very difficult for people to have to stay at home. It must be very difficult for people to be isolated. But we have to do it.

“I knew that Kenny Dalglish had tested positive for coronavirus, so I’m very pleased that he’s now back at home.”

Football has been suspended during this global health crisis and the legendary left-back believes players will be frustrated, but trying to do the right thing.

He continued: “I don’t know what the players will be thinking, it’ll be difficult for the players to be apart. They’re so used to seeing each other every day. It’ll be a difficult few months. Hopefully it doesn’t last too long.

“I think the players will want to know when it’s going to start again. This sickness can kill though, so that’s the massive problem now. Which doesn’t help anyone.”

Players will be training at home and fully aware to keep socially distant from others outside their household, but Kenny knows that people need to make sure they make the right decisions.

Kenny added: “I was surprised that Jose Mourinho was out training in a park with some Spurs players. I think the frustration and all the little bits that go with it can make people do silly things. There’s nothing they can do about it. Leave that to the doctors and the NHS.”

The NHS website continues to offer the best health advice for everyone, including a new coronavirus status checker to “help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus”.

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