Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew is thrilled with the return of the Premier League after the coronavirus shutdown.
Palace travel to the Vitality stadium to face Bournemouth on the restart of the English top-flight.
While admitting it will strange to play without fans amid a closed door game, the Ghana international is delighted to return to competititve football.
“Football is my life; I grew up in football. It is the only thing I literally know how to do and the only thing that keeps me busy,” he said. “Not having football for two months, I was really sad, not depressed, but not too far from it,” he told Palace TV
“Things are moving slowly, there is football on TV, it is a good thing for me. I am really, really excited for the first game back of the season.
“Now we are resuming the season, but it’s like a new season basically because we’ve had maybe two, three weeks to train together, things change, I cannot explain it, but without fans it is not the same thing, we all know how important the fans are.”
Ayew is expected to continue his blistering form before the coronavirus outbreak.