For Christian Kabasele, like most players around Europe, the Covid-19 outbreak has been a difficult time, throwing him off his routine and forcing him to stay at home.

Furthermore, the wise decision from clubs to cancel group training means he now has to keep fit as best he can at home, and Watford are doing all they can to ensure their players come back, whenever that is, in good shape.

Speaking to RTBF, he said: “Watford sent us a fitness program, which is essentially time on the bike and lifting weights. I also have a small trampoline in my garden where I’m repeating my exercises with a ball”.

Like everyone else, it’s all a little boring for Kabasele, but the Hornets’ defender is trying to make the most of the situation, and there have been some advantages to it all.

He added: “I’m lucky to be at home everyday: I’ve got my wife and my four-year-old son, who’s happy that his dad comes to get him in his bed every morning”.

As for what he’ll do when he gets the green light to go outside once again and freedom of movement has resumed, he said: “The first thing is we’ll take the train to Belgium with the family to go see those close to us, but I reckon that won’t be for a little while yet”.

Finally, the Watford centre-back sent out a clear message to everyone out there who was listening to him, and that was to ‘Stay at home’.

Since joining the Vicarage Road side, Kabasele has made 95 appearances in all competitions, scored five goals and assisted another two.