‘I can’t really get out of it’ – Tottenham star opens up on virtual training sessions

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Harry Winks
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Tottenham Hotspur may have reopened their training ground last week, but the squad are continuing with their virtual sessions each day (Sky Sports).

The North London club welcomed some first-team players back to Hotspur Way, although they only made a limited number of pitches available.

It was reported that only one player would be allowed to use one pitch at any one time in order to maintain social distancing rules during the pandemic.

Spurs implemented virtual training via Zoom early on in the UK lockdown period, ensuring that the staff have constant contact with their players (Independent).

Harry Winks has now opened up on how the players are staying in shape with the online training sessions as they wait for the Premier League to make a decision on if and when the season is going to restart.

He also revealed that, because he has a gym in his house, it is impossible for him to duck out of any tasks set by the Tottenham staff.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live Sport (as relayed by Football.London), Winks said: “We have a Zoom session every morning. We all log in and the sports science staff and coaches are all at the training ground and they have their big screen and they show us the exercises and we copy it in our gyms, living rooms or gardens.

“At the end of the session, we go into an endurance session, something to get our cardio going. We just do that on the call and it’s a good way to stay in touch with everyone.”

“I’m fortunate that I’ve got a gym and I can in there and I’ve got all of the equipment I need to keep fit. So I’ve got no excuses really!

“When the sports scientists are telling me to do something I can’t really get out of it.”

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