Saturday Apr 04, 2020. 13:00
South Africa and Club Brugge striker Percy Tau has talked about what it is like to live under isolation conditions in Belgium.
The 25-year-old Bafana Bafana star is currently on the books of Club Brugge, on loan from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.
Brugge look likely to be crowned champions of the suspended 2019-20 season in Belgium, with the league’s board of governors recommending that the season be ended early amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has hit particularly hard in Europe.
However, Tau is ensuring that he remains in top shape and ready to resume football activity when it is safe to do so.
“I have adapted my training… The club has given each member of the team gym equipment to use at home. So I am keeping fit, however there’s nothing that beats being on the field,” he told his technical sponsor Puma, as quoted by Soccer Laduma.
“Moving from group to individual training requires a lot of self-discipline. So far, I am on the right track.
“We keep in touch with the club’s nutritionists daily, their advice on the type and preparation of the food has been invaluable.
“Then we also have a mandatory check-up with the coaching staff to advise of training needs. My manager has been amazing, she keeps me in touch on all other matters pertaining to my career.”
The South African has told his fans to keep their heads up in this difficult time: “I have always been a motivated person, despite every challenge I have faced in my life and career.
“So I am extremely motivated right now to come back after this period in better shape and with a good mindset to challenge what this virus will bring us. We all need to have a positive mindset.”