Keyboard warrior – Stoke City star relieves the coronavirus blues



Tyrese Campbell has revealed that he did play football at the weekend – even if it was only on his computer.

The Stoke striker was left redundant along with hundreds of professional colleagues after the coronavirus outbreak decimated sporting fixtures nationwide.

But Campbell wasn’t completely idle, not quite, after revealing that he spent “all day playing FIFA, that’s what I did.

“I went for a bit of dinner at night, but apart from that I was on FIFA all day.
“It was a strange one because we came in Friday to prepare to travel (to Reading), but then found out the games had all be suspended.

“Everyone was a bit shocked, to be honest, but we just cracked on and trained as normal.

“We’ve still got training. We’ve had a couple of days off now and are back in Wednesday and then we will crack with that.

“You manage yourself while you’re not at training and make sure you’re eating well. If you feel like you need to do a bit, then you do a bit on the trainer or go for a run.”

Campbell and Co could face weeks, possibly even months, of inactivity and he admits it will be difficult to cope with.

Speaking on BBC Radio Stoke, he said: “If you’re not playing games then you’re losing your match fitness, your sharpness, and you can’t really replicate that in a training session.

“So I don’t know whether Stoke will organise in-house friendlies, or whatever, maybe in-house games between ourselves.

“It’s not going to be easy.

“Any player gets a buzz playing in front of a big home crowd and everyone supporting you, especially scoring in front of them, there’s no better feeling.

“So for that not to be going on at the moment is tough, but I hope we get the chance to play some sort of football.

“But if the season gets called off, then that’s what they think best and everyone’s health is the most important thing.





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