Glasgow City coach admits to Covid-19 ‘concerns’ in Spain

Glasgow City face Wolfsburg in San Sebastian in their Champions League quarter-final on August 21

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Glasgow City head coach Scott Booth admits there is ‘concern’ ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against Wolfsburg in Spain amid the coronavirus pandemic

Glasgow City head coach Scott Booth admits there is ‘concern’ ahead of their Champions League quarter-final against Wolfsburg in Spain amid the coronavirus pandemic

Glasgow City head coach Scott Booth admits there is always concern regarding the coronavirus pandemic as the club prepare to head to Spain for the Champions League.

Booth’s side, who are chasing a first Champions League title, will soon be travelling to San Sebastian to face Wolfsburg in the quarter-final on Friday, August 21.

Spain has seen a rise in Covid-19 cases in recent weeks, enforcing several local lockdowns across the country, while Atletico Madrid – also in quarter-final action next week – have suspended training after four positive coronavirus tests among their players and staff.

Booth insists his players must keep “doing all the right things” when they make the journey over.

“I think everyone’s concerned all the time, we’re living through a pandemic and it’s still out there in a lot of countries, and here as well, but less so at the moment,” Booth told Sky Sports News.

Glasgow City manager Scott Booth celebrates after their penalty shootout victory win over Brondby IF in the last 16 Glasgow City manager Scott Booth celebrates after their penalty shootout victory win over Brondby IF in the last 16

Glasgow City manager Scott Booth celebrates after their penalty shootout victory win over Brondby IF in the last 16

“We just have to keep doing all the right things, it’s as simple as that, the players are happy as long as that has been the case.

“The club has done everything possible to make sure that the players are safe.”

In a similar format to the men’s Champions League and Europa League, the final stages of the women’s Champions League are all taking place in close proximity.

Glasgow City are in quarter-final action at Real Sociedad’s Anoeta Stadium, the same location as Arsenal’s tie against Paris Saint-Germain, while the other two last-eight matches – Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona and Lyon vs Bayern Munich – are at Athletic Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium.

Scotland international and Glasgow midfielder Leanne Crichton added: “I think it will be strange to go through that process again, but all the measures that need to be in place and the protocols are all being followed.

“We feel really safe in terms of training, and I’m sure it’ll be no different once we get over there.”

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