"Squeeze everything you can out of each day"
Bernardo admits that "it's time to get back into it, put the boots back on, sweat again"
He admits that he found the two months of confinement very hard, but that the past two weeks of training, after returning to work, have also been hard. He speaks of "getting very tired", of "a forced life change" and of how, "society has been hit hard by this lockdown." However, he also tells of how he is "pleased to be doing what he should be" and points out that "there is always light at the end of the tunnel".
On his return to work, Bernardo's main goal is to "squeeze everything I can out of each day" and points out that "reality changes on a daily basis. I am just focussing on just getting the most out of it. As things progress, there will be time for everything else."
He believes that what is needed now is, "to get back into it, get our boots back on, sweat again and suffer again. It's time to work, to recover the physical capacity we had and the routine we lost."
He insists that the most important thing is "to regain lost time. We need to focus on that. We have made progress quickly over the past few days, and we have been worked hard."
He emphasizes that "however many preseasons you have, this situation is new to everyone. I have never before gone for more than 15 or 20 days without doing anything. When you are on holiday, you are concerned about keeing in shape. You have that luxury. For me this is about getting back to where we left off right at the end of the season. It's something we've never experienced before. We need to get back on top and squeeze everything we can out of each day."
Finally, like his fellow dressing room mates, he adds that "the team's commitment to the club is paramount. We aim to be united and committed, confident that we can give the fans that satisfaction they so deserve. Our hope is to improve every day."