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Martin Braithwaite participated in a Live Chat on FC Barcelona's official YouTube channel this Wednesday. The Danish striker answered a series of questions and explained, live, how he is experiencing this period of confinement. Despite it being difficult, he commented that "being with the people you love makes it less distressing." These are some of his other statements:
His day to day at home
"Being around the people you love is making it easier than I thought. Obviously I like going to train, but I'm working hard at home."
"I try not to lose my routine. I get up around 8.00am CET, have breakfast and read something or watch a video, and around 9.30am I start my training. Around 12.00pm I have a small snack and then I’m with my family. At 2.00pm we eat together, and in the afternoon we do some activities together."
The situation with his family
"My family is fine, everyone is happy."
"My wife is pregnant, so in this sense, everything is perfect. She has four weeks before giving birth and she is delighted that I can be with her in Madrid."
"With the children we play in the garden, we watch movies, we have a good time..."
"Two of my children play football and, the eldest plays the piano. Now he has plenty of time to practice. He is much better at it than I am."
"I try to find the positive side to all this. I don't know if this will take a long time or not, and I'm taking it day by day."
Training at home
"Since we can't work at the Club, I try to work at home, maybe even a little more intensely than during a normal week since we don't have games at the weekend."
"I have the feeling that I do more than on my normal day to day. When you work individually, it seems that you do more than when you work with team-mates."
"I have had time to watch videos and study the teams. I try to do it every day."
"We have a spectacular coaching staff. I try to follow the team's recommendations, from Antonio, and I send him photos and videos, so that he has no doubt that I train."
"My diet is incredibly good. I am lucky that my wife cooks very well and I can eat exactly what I need. In fact, I have lost weight since this all started."
The future after confinement
"When we found out about all this, it was a very strange feeling. It's like a movie."
"When this is all over, I think it will be fantastic. We will be looking forward to playing. We will be back hungry."
"What do I miss the most? Being on the pitch and feeling like a footballer."
"A movie? I recommend Inception, with Leonardo Di Caprio. Or do you know Joe Black? It makes you think about life..."
"For children? Yesterday we saw Toy Story 4, which is not bad at all."
"Being the good Dane that I am, I recommend Vikings as a series."
"A book? Now I am reading The Complete Reader, which is like 10 books in one. I love to read, it gives you knowledge and time to reflect."
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