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​Aston Villa defender Mings: Project Restart all about money

Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings believes that Project Restart is all about saving money for clubs and broadcasters.

Some Premier League players are apprehensive about returning to action amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Others may feel it is insensitive to put resources into the resumption of the Premier League when healthcare systems are stretched so thin. But Mings accepts the realities of being a footballer in England's top division.

He told the Daily Mail: "Project Restart is financially-driven. I think everybody accepts that.

"But that's fine with me because I look at this monster that is Premier League football and the revenue it creates and I didn't moan about being a part of it when everything was great so I'm not going to moan now when the atmosphere around the game is more hesitant.

"I am all for playing again because we have no other choice.

"As players, we were the last people to be consulted about Project Restart and that is because of where we fall in football's order of priority. That isn't a problem.

"We got the option to come back to training and that's fine because we didn't have to but if the FA and the EFL and the government and UEFA and the Premier League all say you are going back to play, it really doesn't make any difference what the players think because you're going back to play."

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