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Harry Winks reveals how he has been coping with the COVID-19 shutdown.

Updated: Apr 3, 2020

The Tottenham midfield maestro has given details of his fitness routine following the coronavirus lockdown.

Spurs players have been handed individual programmes to follow in order to stay in shape. [Getty]
Spurs players have been handed individual programmes to follow in order to stay in shape. [Getty]

Spurs players have been handed individual programmes to stay fit.

England midfielder Harry Winks says Spurs stars are following an individual fitness schedule in order to keep fit while staying at home amid the coronavirus chaos. With the 2019-20 Premier League campaign suspended until at least April 30, footballers have had to keep their fitness levels high from home to say in shape pending when the season resumes. “It’s a bit strange for all of us, but I’ve got my head around it,” Winks told the club's official website. “In terms of fitness, I’m fine, I’m mainly using the gym at my house. I’ve got gym equipment here, a bike, a treadmill. The club has also given me a squat machine to use to stay strong. “We’ve all been given a schedule, but it’s flexible, we can do it in our own time. So for instance, I might have a lay in one day, but then I’ll work later. The important thing is to get it done.” The north London club have been providing all Spurs players with vital equipment needed to follow their exercise programmes as they continue to abide by the government's advice on staying in doors. Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho has been keeping in touch members of the Lilywhites squad and reports say they will continue their exercise programmes with live video training sessions which will start on Monday.

The 24-year-old added: “The coaching and fitness staff drop us messages and stay in touch in case I have any questions. “We also have instructions from the nutrition team on our food and a programme on that. “We’ve just got to watch what we eat. I’m cooking as well – soups, a lot of salad, eggs and a little bit of pasta.

“We’ve all been told (by the government) that we can go out for one piece of exercise a day, so I’ve been walking around where I live and other than that, staying home, relaxing and staying fit. “I’ve got a ball here as well so I’m out in the garden having a kick around.”

Midfield maestro Winks also admitted that he misses playing competitive football in front of the Spurs fans.

He said: “Yes, I already miss being out there on the pitch and playing in front of the fans, but that’s the way it is. “We’ve got to get on with it and in all honesty, we’ve all got bigger things to worry about at the moment. “It’s a bit boring not being able to go into training and meet the boys but as I said, there are bigger things at stake here. Everyone needs to stay at home and stay safe.”



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