Young aspiring goalkeeper's stay-at-home training routine earns praise from David de Gea, Ben ...
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Keeping ourselves entertained during the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult without any football to watch.
People in the UK have been asked to remain at home in an attempt to combat the deadly disease, with more than 450,000 cases worldwide.
But the virus has not stopped a young aspiring goalkeeper from training during the UK lockdown.
In a video uploaded to Twitter, the youngster is filmed kicking the ball against a wall and diving to stop it from entering the goal.
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A caption on the post, which has been retweeted almost 50,000 times, reads: “When you’re a goalkeeper… and an only child… in self isolation… and trying to keep up with your training… came up with this himself! I’m so impressed. #coronavirus #StayHomeStaySafe.”
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The youngster’s technique and dedication has caught the eye of goalkeeper David de Gea, Watford’s Ben Foster and Aston Villa’s Tom Heaton.
Foster echoed De Gea’s praise and offered to train alongside the boy.
He said: “What a legend!!!! I don’t know how we’re gonna be able to do it but I’m gonna have to put a training session on for ya!!!! Keep going mate I love it.”
The goalkeeper drew further plaudits from former Manchester United star Peter Schmeichel.
He said: “Nothing, not even an evil virus like the CONVID-19 should stop a talented goalkeeper from working on getting better. Well done young man.”
Manchester United midfielder and all-round nice guy Juan Mata could not resist chiming in with more nice words by insisting he wants to practise his free-kicks against the goalkeeper.
He said: “One day, if he wants, and when all this is over, I would like to practice [sic] my freeckicks [sic] with him on goal! What do you think?”
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