The England international hopes the English top-flight season gets back underway but insists that the well-being of others is more important.
Manchester City defender Kyle Walker expects the Premier League season can restart but said: “soccer must take a back step for today”.
The campaign was suspended on account of the coronavirus pandemic, which has attracted sport to a standstill across the world.
It remains unclear when, and when, the Premier League campaign will restart, but Walker is hoping that the season can get back underway.
“Football has to take a back step for now since that is the least important thing on everyone’s head in the soccer world,” the right-back said.
“The health of relatives and other people’s family members is the most significant.
“However, I expect, and I am certain that everybody else expects, that football will return and we will have the ability to finish off the season, but if it isn’t a possibility, then everybody does understand that people’s health is more important than a game of sport.”
Walker discussed City — that were next to Liverpool in the Premier League when the season was stopped — were keeping up team spirit utilizing group chats.
But the 29-year-old revealed manager Pep Guardiola, who contributed $1 million to the coronavirus struggle in Spain, wasn’t in the players’ chat.
“Obviously Pep isn’t in the group conversation! I dropped him a text message last night saying hope you’re ok, and I hope the family is well and fair play for donating the quantity of money which you’ve given,” Walker said.
“That says a great deal about him as a person. Put football apart, which has come from his heart and it’s something which should definitely be recognised.”
The PFA and the Premier League are now in talks about player wages as part of discussions over how soccer in England should reply to the coronavirus pandemic.
A statement issued by the PFA read: “Senior representatives from the PFA, Premier League, EFL and LMA fulfilled today and shared a constructive meeting concerning the challenges facing the game because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The meeting reiterated that the overriding priority is the health and well-being of the country – such as that of players, coaches, managers, club staff and fans — and everybody agreed soccer must only return when it’s safe and appropriate to do so.
“No decisions were taken today with talks set to continue in the next 48 hours with a focus on many high-profile issues, including player salaries and the resumption of the 2019-20 season.”