Manchester United midfielder, Juan Mata has urged footballers to put in more effort in battling Coronavirus.
The Spaniard who was a member of Common Goal, a group set up to encourage football players donate 1percent of their salary to support charity initiatives , has urged his colleagues to contribute even more in the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic.
Whole several footballers and professionals including Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and former United forward, Eric Cantona have joined the group since its establishment in 2017. None of Mata’s teammates at Old Trafford however has committed to this cause.
Mata has called on footballers across the world to do all within their battle to help the fight against the virus.
“It’s been heartening to see many positive responses from players and other football leaders to the current crisis, but it can be also hard to know what to do to help effectively those who need it most. We are suffering a stark reminder of how interdependent we all are,” Mata said.
“To overcome coronavirus, and the other challenges facing humanity, we need to coordinate individual efforts and work together as a team.
“I’m urging not only my Common Goal teammates, but also all other players and football leaders from around the world to unite and help tackle this crisis, and at the same time use this as a catalyst to play a key role in tackling the other challenges humanity faces. Together we can beat this.”
Mata willie participating in a live match on social media space, Instagram where footballers are asked to commit 90minutes they would have used on the pitch of play to interact with fans, as well as, encourage people to encourage others by sharing their experiences with the virus.