The global coronavirus pandemic has got the whole world on shutdown, and in a real state of worry.
It is the biggest event to happen in most peoples lives, and peoples health will always remain in the forefront of our thoughts.
But from a footballing sense, being in lock down and not able to train properly or being able to really play football, can have a detrimental effect just to add to the worry.
Many of the professional players do have space in the garden to kick a ball around, but it is never going to be the same. Most of them are on fitness regimes made specifically for them by the clubs coaches, and are in touch daily via video links.
But Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has been explaining just how different it is, as reported by Sport Witness.
“It’s a completely strange and new situation for everyone.
“We try to replace the activity by doing cycling and other exercises individually. We are thinking about coming back in the best possible shape.
“We do some work outside, what we can in the garden, and we are in permanent contact with the team’s technicians so that they can solve any doubts.
“We are connected by video calls and also by phone. You can tell we can’t train normally.
“We are used to preparing at the highest level and, although we have these training and care plans for the day to day, it is clear that daily training cannot be replaced with these individualised plans.
“Let’s see when we come back and hopefully it won’t be for long.”
The Spanish international also has concerns whether there will be enough time to complete the current season when they do return.
“We’ll see when we can start playing again, but it’s difficult to get an idea.
“There is talk of many dates to come back to play, but they are speculations because everything changes a lot.
“What is clear is that the main thing is everyone’s health, that the disease is controlled and then we’ll see how the rest of the issues turn out.
“The reality is that we are in April and this season, in principle and unless there is a change, ends in June.
“There is not much time left, but we depend on how the disease develops, on the problem being solved and, from there, on the decisions made in the field of sport.”