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Christoph Zimmermann: Routine is key

26 April 2020

Norwich City defender Christoph Zimmermann spoke to canaries.co.uk about the important community work he has been doing recently, before taking time to discuss how his fitness is coming along.

Zimmermann expressed how staying organised and on top of a routine is keeping him in a positive frame of mind during this time.

“The good thing is I’ve created some sort of routine, which I think is key,” he said. “The biggest problem would be if you lay in every morning without getting up or making breakfast. Those things are important to structure your day.

“I normally wake up around 7.30 or 8am, have breakfast, and I am lucky to have a nice house and a big garden so I can do my training from home. At the moment, after the injections I’ve had, I’m still not allowed to run.

“I do my conditioning and use the bike that the kit men brought over a couple of weeks ago. That normally takes up my morning.”

So, what is it like for Christoph working from home, and what does he get up to in his spare time?

“At the moment, it’s brilliant because the weather is good, and you can go out in the garden to do your work outside,” he added.

“I am certainly one of the last people to complain about things because I’m still quite lucky in this situation with how much I can still do.

“In the afternoon, I can leave the house once for going for a walk with my wife. I spend a lot of time on FaceTime and Zoom as well to catch up with people.

“My family is in Germany and my wife’s family are there too, so we’re on the phone quite a lot. In the spare time, sometimes we can do community work.”


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