Van Dijk: “I haven’t seen a game of mine since I was 18 or 19 years old”

first_imgLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk gave an interview to the Liverpool website in which he explained how Liverpool footballers live and train during confinement. The Dutch center-back, who acts as a locker room leader with Henderson, confessed that he has not seen a game of his on television since he was 18 or 19 years old. Situation during confinement: “Obviously it’s been very surreal, kind of crazy. You’ve never experienced things like this before, you see this kind of thing on TV shows or movies, things you never face. The most important thing is everyone’s safety, that’s the main thing. “Way of training: “Yes, it is totally different. The body feels different and the mentality also. This period, along with the Christmas period, is the busiest and hardest period, also mentally, of the season. Now you have no idea what It could happen, you stay home and relax, you do other things, you play other games instead of soccer … It’s a totally different mindset. You’re not in the mood to play soccer. Obviously you miss it but there’s no waiting the right time to go out again. “ 4center_img Group sessions: “The fitness department tried to set up some sessions that we can all do together through a video call and I think it’s a good idea to get back together and see each other, see each other again. Other than that, you just run and try to do at least something every day. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we do a harder session to give the body what it needs because it can get lost quickly if nothing is done for a long time. It was fun. I need more yoga. It was good to see us again We also had a brief meeting with the boss, listening to him and what he had to say. Those kinds of things also help because everyone is in uncertainty right now, nobody knows exactly what’s going to happen. But those sessions help. “Acting as captain: “These things should happen naturally, but I talk to certain guys, as I always do during the season. The same goes for the boys in the team. I try to keep in touch with them because we are all in the same situation.”Whatsapp group: “Group chat is pretty lively. It says a lot about our team, everyone is part of it, no one is afraid to say something or try to be funny.”Consequences of coronavirus: “You have to be very patient, do the right thing, and stay home. We will all get through this if we do the right thing. I don’t mean to remove the positives from this because there are still too many negatives; there are many people dying and it is horrible. Follow the rules. , the restrictions established by the governments of every country in the world. That is the only way to overcome this, and we will do it. I do not doubt that at all. “You have not seen a game of yours from the age of 18 or 19: “I don’t watch too much football. Especially since this season, I haven’t seen any games, if I’m honest. I don’t know why. I only saw a game of mine when I played one of my first meetings with the Netherlands, when I played as a right back. I couldn’t believe what I was doing at the time! I saw that comeback match because I was 18 or 19 at the time and haven’t seen them since. I miss watching football and playing, but I think it’s a little difficult. I didn’t see none of Liverpool’s games this year, I’ve seen a couple of moments, but other than that, nothing. “last_img read more

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Football club opens doors to London homeless

first_img0Shares0000Crystal Palace have been using their stadium to shelter the homeless © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 19 – Crystal Palace have opened up their Selhurst Park stadium to rough sleepers seeking shelter from the winter weather, the English Premier League side said.A lounge at the south London ground can be turned into a temporary overnight shelter for up 10 rough sleepers whenever temperatures are forecast to drop below freezing. Under a deal with the Croydon Council local authority, people formally identified as sleeping rough are referred to Selhurst Park, where they can access a camp bed for the night, a hot evening meal, breakfast and washing facilities.Eight people used the shelter on Thursday night, the first time it was opened, the club said in a statement.The lounge was then converted back again on Friday morning.“The club wants to be a force for good in the community and we are happy to do our bit to help those most in need,” said chief executive Phil Alexander.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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LYIT AND TAIWAN GO GAA GAA TOGETHER!

first_imgLYIT students Darragh Kelly and Rae Walker pictured with Larisa Seghers, Yihsuan Lee, Maria Riordan and Amy Bueck,members of the Taiwan Celts team on a visit to LyIT GAA Club.The Ladies GAA team a LYIT welcomed members of Taiwan Celts Gaelic Football club who are currently on tour at the moment and are eager to avail of as much GAA practice as possible.Part of the tour involved a stay in Kinsale, followed by a tour of the Ring of Kerry and then a bit of match practice in Galway.And finally, they paid a visit to Lettrkenny, to see their former team mate Rose Mannering, a student at LyIT, who spent a Summer in Taiwan in a player /coach role with the Celts. ‘It’s amazing to get training with the ladies GAA groups that we have encountered in Ireland, and we appreciate the time taken by Maria Riordan our friend now living in Dublin in assisting us’, said Larisa Seghers.Among the visitors to Letterkenny are Larisa Seghers an Autralian now residing in Taiwan and a member of the Celts team, also Yishin Lee and Amy Bucek, who hails from Texas.Eamon O’ Boyle the GAA Ladies coach was happy to assist with a training session on the LyIT Training field.The girls were presented with a set of training balls by Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer, on behalf of the Ladies GAA squad at LyIT. The balls will be dispatched back to Taiwan to add to the limited training gear that the Taiwan Celts have at their disposal.LYIT AND TAIWAN GO GAA GAA TOGETHER! was last modified: October 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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