The coronavirus or COVID-19 crisis has led to a complete shutdown in the world of football with all the major leagues currently suspended which has led to clubs asking their players to self-isolate while following individual training regimes at home in order to remain fit.
Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo during self-isolation has tried to keep himself entertained during this time at his family home Funchal, Portugal and was recently spotted visiting the museum of boyhood club Nacional.
The 35-year-old started out his footballing career at Nacional, representing the club between 1995 and 1997 before sealing a move to Sporting Lisbon, and he shows that the club still resides in his heart as he returned back on Wednesday to to take a tour of the stadium and trophy cabinet in a bid to kill time during the current shutdown.
Ronaldo posed for pictures in front of the club’s trophies and medals, posting on Instagram alongside the caption: ‘It is always good to be back home’. Nacional replied on their account, commenting: ‘You are always welcome in your home’.
Nacional have helped Ronaldo remain fit during this time after the president gave him permission to undertake secret training sessions at the club’s stadium. The ground was opened for him by the club’s president Rui Alves, but the decision did not go down well with the government who were adamant that the superstar remains no exception considering that the public have been told to stay at home during this crisis.