No veldtraining today in Russia for our Red Devils. What do those guys all day, wondering? However, it can be a bit of a workout. Individually.
Sleep? Go out into the city? Sounds like a free day for us. But so would a free day for the Red Devils. Because the message that the belgian football association yesterday from that there is not trained it would be, actually means only that there is no veldtraining on the program. Because make no mistake, the players today are definitely at work. “It is no lazy day”, sounds from the Moscow Country Club hotel, the base camp of the Red Devils. Under the guidance of the technical and medical staff for each player in question, the possibility for individuals to train. In practice this means that all of the players this morning went to the gym went, or to the lap pool, or the bike took a lap to do on the huge grounds of the hotel. “To then be fine for the next game.”
No trip to the city
After the afternoon, there is time for some relaxation. But in the hotel. It is not such a free day where the players city can attract looking for a souvenir for vrouwlief. But they can use the leisure facilities in the hotel. Not coincidentally, there is a hotel chosen with a golf. Different players such as Thomas Vermaelen, Simon Mignolet, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembélé and Toby Alderweireld save all like to have a ball. This afternoon they get the opportunity to achieve this.
There are also snooker tables, table tennis, bicycles are available and a lot of players have their own PlayStation. Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj and Eden Hazard-player, for example, very like the popular game Fortnite with each other. There are also some swimming pools where players can dive into and even the sun can enjoy.
Watch over boredom
But is that the correct form of relaxation? The great danger during a world cup is the boredom in the player base. Therefore, doctor Chris Goossens a missed opportunity that the players today on a relatively free day outside the hotel. Chris Goossens: “Nothing is worse than boredom. I was in 2013 at the Africa Cup in a total fenced hotel, I can assure you that after three weeks the walls started rising. You must also watch out that the players are not after a half a day off to say: rather have some relaxed training… Because a whole day doing nothing, can take a long time. It is also important that the players are also spiritual relax, and then the whole day Play play Station also not a good idea. Important is what the possibilities are and whether the players enough freedom to get. One must not worry in: all profspelers. (laughing) Then I made it in Africa differently. There were the players in the morning before the match even out of the nightclub are to be achieved.”