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INTERVIEW | Mads Andersen

2 April 2020

We caught up with defender Mads Andersen to get an update from the big Dane about the unique situation we find ourselves in at present.

"I miss football, I miss the club."

MADS ANDERSEN

Despite living in Yorkshire, Mads Andersen, like many of his teammates decided that once the suspension of football was enforced, he wanted to be with his family and loved ones, and so he returned to his native Denmark.

"I'm back home." Mads explained. 

"Just a little outside of Copenhagen, back with family during this challenging period. But I am feeling good, trying to remain positive as always."

These are brand new circumstances that are affecting not only football, but a whole host of sports and their respective events, with tournaments and seasons cancelled all across the world. 

With many nations now on 'lockdown' as the globe tries to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, life has been brought to a shuddering halt.

It's the right thing to do, as Andersen tells us.

"Don't get me wrong, this is really weird. It's such a strange feeling right now. Everyone wants to get back to normal but it's not possible.

"I want to get back playing football, it's what I know and love. But it would be wrong to do it in my opinion, under these circumstances. 

"But I do miss game days the most. It's a tricky situation, how they are going to deal with football. But I will let the people who are supposed to find a solution handle that one!"

Whilst not ideal and throwing up some strange scenarios, the outbreak of the virus and the delays to our normal lives has still offered opportunities that may not have been present previously.

Mads is taking time to attend to things that he wouldn't have been able to necessarily beforehand. 

He said: "I'm staying in shape, following the fitness plans of the club. But now I also have time to focus on other things. It's good to be able to spend time on these things, until everything is back on track. 

"But I miss the football, I miss the club and I just hope that we all come through this together. Stay safe, Reds fans."


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