Brighton and Hove Albion striker Neal Maupay says the enforced lockdown caused by the spread of Coronavirus could be ‘good for everyone’.
The United Kingdom put lockdown measures into place earlier this week following their European counterparts in doing so.
It means that all non-key personnel are banned from travelling outside of their homes unless they are buying groceries, caring for the vulnerable or collecting prescriptions.
Footballers are part of those who find themselves in isolation, with the Premier League having suspended all games until the end of April in attempt to help slow the spread of the virus.
Maupay is one such striker, with Brighton having gone into lockdown earlier this month when five staff members tested positive for the virus, despite none of the first-team squad being affected.
He has now shared his thoughts on the situation, revealing he thinks this period could bring things into perspective for a lot of people.
“Sometimes, as footballers, we are looked at as people who are privileged,” the Brighton star told Canal +.
“We play football; we live our passions, we travel often, so we do have those advantages.
“But right now, we are like everyone else; we have to stay home, we have to respect the rules vigorously.
“So it is good. I think this is a time where everything is being put into perspective.
“Sometimes, when we are caught up in the rush of the competition, the matches, training every day, we don’t have the time to deal with certain things, to think about certain things.
“And at this moment, we have more time to relativise everything. I think it is good for everyone.”