Ex-Arsenal physio worried about players mental, physical health

first_imgEx-Arsenal physio, Gary Lewin, is worried about Premier League players’ mental and physical health during the current lockdown. “From a sports perspective, the adrenaline rush that they get two or three times a week, the competitive urge they get on a regular basis is now being withdrawn. “That would come into some of the thinking of the support staff in clubs if they’re doing group fitness sessions with players from home – to make it competitive and give a competitive edge amongst the squad.” Lewin continued: “You’ve also got the mental wellbeing aspect that players are scared. This is a virus that can affect anybody in their day-to-day lives. “You’ve already seen instances of managers and players around the world that have been infected. “Although the experts are telling us that young, fit people may only get a mild dose of it, you are still hearing stories of other people that are relatively fit and healthy that have still been affected in a really bad way. Read Also:Arsenal make £100,000 donation to help combat coronavirus “So the players are scared. They’re scared for their families. They don’t want their families to become ill. “There’s a lot of pressure on everybody, but with regard to footballers, not only about the lack of football, but also what’s going on in everyone’s lives day to day.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Britain has been locked down for the next three weeks, as the nation tries to stop the spread of COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus. And Lewin says the suspension of football will impact the players mental and physical health. Speaking to the Football Ramble Daily Podcast, Lewin said: “I’ve heard the phrase institutionalised used and it’s not wrong. “Players, their whole lives are geared around performance and getting ready for the next game, and we’re now in the business end of the season, the last 10-12 games of the league, the final stages of all cup competitions and suddenly that’s stopped. “This will be unprecedented. Players sometimes stop through injury, players sometimes stop through illness, or they stop because they’ve been dropped from the team, but the matches still go on. “Turning the telly on at the weekend and there’s no Match Of The Day or live reporting of any sport anywhere – it’s a massive void. Promoted Content6 Product That Have Wild Origin StoriesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Best Cars Of All Timelast_img read more

JUST-IN: Lionel Messi could stay at Barcelona until 2021

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Jorge Messi and Bartomeu’s meeting reportedly lasted around 90 minutes and ended in with no real conclusion, though the club president asked Jorge to ask his son to reconsider. Now TyC Sport reports that there is a “90 per cent chance that Messi will stay at Barcelona” with a definitive decision expected today. Lionel Messi could now stay at Barcelona, according to various reports in Argentina, after his father met with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Messi’s father Jorge, who is also his agent, met with Bartomeu on Wednesday after his son last month told the club of his intention to leave on a free this summer after activating a clause in his contract. Barcelona disputed the claim, saying the specific clause expired on June 10 despite the delays to the season, a position then backed by LaLiga, meaning paying his €700million (£632m) release clause is the only way to trigger a transfer.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… They suggest this is a new development following showdown talks between the player’s father and agent Jorge and Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.The Argentine outlet added: “Messi is seriously evaluating staying in Barcelona until 2021 and leaving through the front door at the end of his contract.”Interestingly, the latest turn in the Messi transfer saga comes as a shock after his father said it was “difficult” for him to stay.Read Also:Barcelona board at war over Lionel Messi sale, asking price“The future at Barça, difficult, difficult. It’s difficult for Leo to stay,” he revealed.Jorge also said he had not spoken to Pep Guardiola about a switch to the Premier League.When asked if Man City is a good option, he said: “I don’t know, there is nothing. I didn’t talk to Pep.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more