“I think it will make people and the world in general to be more united and help more, and I think we will win the battle against coronavirus, together.”
He has worked to maintain his fitness in isolation, following a programme of exercises and a diet provided to him by the Club’s coaching and nutritional staff.
“We have a schedule for the week. We stay in touch in video to do some quick strengthening exercises and we are using technology to stay connected and keep ourselves fit, work hard and think of the future.
“I live with my brother Julian and my puppy, and we have divided the things we have to do at home, we also train together, and he helps me with food as well.
“We are living hard times, we have to stay home instead of being at football, with friends or at church but we have to see the good in it and be united. I train the muscular part at home and go out running in the park to keep myself fit.”
In isolation, he has continued to keep himself busy.
“I’ve tried to learn many things, such as painting, playing the violin, I’ve studied a lot, read books – the things that I always wanted to do but, because I was training or too tired or away from home or busy thinking about the game, I usually set aside.
“But now I remembered all those things, and I alternate them, so I keep myself busy, so this time has been quite productive.
“I’m studying the Bible as well, which is something very important to me, so I’m calm and enjoying this time off as much as I can.”
Felipe Anderson believes keeping his mind and body active are key to maintaining mental and physical well being and a positive outlook for the future.
“I recommend, before everything, to keep your spirits high, to think positive, to move as much as possible inside your home,” he said.
“If you can go for a run to a park even better. To be active helps a lot for the body and mind, to pray and ask God to help us and protect us in this battle.
“I watch films, but I only watch three a week because I don’t like too much to spend time in front of TV, so I recommend watching some films and series but then setting them aside and doing more active stuff.
“I know everybody have things that they always wanted to do but didn’t have time, so I believe now it’s the time to do them. That’s my recommendation.”