The Corona crisis has had a massive effect on FC Augsburg as a club. However, under strict guidelines from the health authorities, the first team are now back training in small groups. Striker Sergio Córdova explains how it all came about and how the players are dealing with the new regime.
"It's a complicated situation," said Córdova on the current state of affairs. "As a footballer you can feel it getting slightly better now that we're allowed to train in small groups. And in all our private lives too, we have to take the time to keep fit, even if we can't leave our houses for non-essential reasons."
The Venezuelan recommends: "Keep calm and pray to God that this crisis passes quickly, that no more people die, that researchers find a cure quickly and that we can finally look forward to the future. He also says that his South American heritage is helping him through the situation: "We Venezuelans are great at getting through tough situations, we always get up and carry on."
The 22-year-old has been wearing red white and green for nearly 3 years now. "I think I can really improve here as a player if I work hard on my game," said Córdova looking back on his Augsburg career to date, during which he has often featured as a super sub. "When I'm subbed on, I always try to give it my all for the shirt like no other. Hard work pays off, that's something I've learned a lot during my career."
Before the outbreak of COVID-19, Sergio had just recovered from a minor thigh injury, now it's yet again all about working hard to stay fit and waiting for the opportunity to play again. "We can only hope that this all passes quickly, so that ew can get back to playing football - we all miss the Bundesliga a lot."