In the Real Madrid locker room, they have been waiting for days for the domino effect caused by the advance of the coronavirus in the world of sports. This Thursday, for the peace of mind of most of the players, the time came. Niko Mihic, head of the club's medical services, gathered the staff in Valdebebas to explain the positive of Trey Thompkins, from the basketball section, and the quarantine that the situation forced. Then, José Ángel Sánchez, general manager of the entity, offered more indications and conveyed confidence around the cancellation of the upcoming League and Champions matches.
Technical staff and footballers, as well as the rest of the employees of the sports city, immediately left for their homes. The news, despite being expected, caused a certain schock and concern for them and yours. It was the common feeling not only in the house, but in the houses. That's how they talked about it before getting into their cars and that's how they have confessed to their surroundings the players, however, have noticed significant relief from the break. Dani Carvajal, hours earlier, he had already expressed the concern of his colleagues: “In First and Second Division are we immune?”, He complained in an Instagram story when in Spain only non-professional football days had been suspended.
In addition to the feeling of vulnerability, restlessness and relief described, Some positivism also made its way in the Madrid dressing room. There is security about the measures taken are the best to combat this exceptional case and in the knowledge of those responsible for the club, who will be at your entire disposal. And, looking at the bright side of things, the parents of the staff stressed that it is a good opportunity to spend with their children the time that the demanding routine in the soccer elite does not normally allow them.
However, the players, and this was emphasized in the meetings in Valdebebas, they are fully aware that they have to work at home. They all have exercise facilities in them and many have trusted professionals off Madrid's payroll, some even living with themselves. Without exception, they will have, on the part of the coaching staff, their respective daily routines so as not to lose shape. When the competition returns, a date very up in the air at this point, the margin of error will be practically nil.