Joël Veltman finds it difficult that it is still not clear whether the Eredivisie season can be completed. The defender, who has practically recovered from a knee injury, sometimes has trouble dealing with that uncertainty.
"I notice that it is not easy to train motivated every day. We no longer know what we do it for and that makes it difficult," says the 28-year-old Veltman on the Ajax site on Friday.
"That we can not train with each other is necessary, we are all behind that. It is still difficult. I miss playing football, but also the jokes from the dressing room and the chats you make with each other. No digital medium can compete with that. "
Veltman was just on his way back after suffering a knee injury in the home game against PSV (1-0) in early February. The 22-time international seemed to be able to return in March, but the Eredivisie has been standing still for weeks, due to the corona virus.
On March 15, it was also announced that all sports complexes must keep the doors closed, so that Veltman must remain fit at home, just like his teammates. "Now that I am fitter, I would have preferred to continue working on my recovery at the Future, but unfortunately that is not an option," the central defender realizes.
"I now have more time to work on my recovery, which is a small plus. In addition, I try to keep in touch with the team through video calling, WhatsApp and FIFA . Time will tell what the future holds, but I hope about a a few years to say that we did the right thing. "
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