Columbus Crew skipper Jonathan Mensah is delighted by the team’s return to training after two months of indoor practice due to COVID-19.
The players were engaged in individual training with the ball and went through some drills whilst adhering to the COVID-19 protocols.
“It feels great,” said the Ghanaian international. “Since this whole thing started we have been training indoors and we’re lucky to come out today, have a feel of the ball and chat with the teammates but at the same time still keeping the distance,” he added.
Mensah admits it was good training via Zoom but explains it came with some challenges as players prefer outdoor training, something they are used to.
“It’s good even though sometimes it’s difficult doing it through the Zoom. This is what we’ve known and we are used to. They’ve really helped us whilst we were indoors and now being outside is even great,” says Mensah.
“It was just passing against the wall, turning, shooting on goal, go back and doing some slaloms and doing a couple of strides out and so kind of getting back to the rhythm of normal training. it felt really good,” added Mensah.
The Ghanaian international was named captain of Columbus Crew at the beginning of the 2020 MLS season.