'The virus isn't going to stop our passion'
Jonathan, President of the PSG Fan Club in Munich tell us how life has changed in quarantine in Germany and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on his daily life.
Jonathan, President of the Munich Fan Club explains how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted on his daily routine. "For the time being, everything is okay with us. It's less strict than in France, but we still need to avoid congregating in large groups. I am on a break from my work at the moment... I am starting again on 1 May, so I have less professional commitments and so I can look after my family. We are waiting and we say to ourselves that one day we will get back to our daily lives. You have to be philosophical about it."
Despite this complicated period, the fan club remains in contact and continues to follow the latest Paris Saint-Germain news. "We speak on Whatsapp, we are regularly in touch with each other. We talk about football, but also about our lives and how everyone is getting on during the lockdown. We can't do any more, we just hope that the football season will get going again as soon as possible, so that we can watch Paris Saint-Germain once more..."
The second leg of the Round of 16 of the Champions League left its mark on Jonathan and he hopes to see the club from the capital win several trophies at the end of this season. "As the Munich Fan Club, we were all there for the first leg against Dortmund. For the second leg, we met up in our bar. There was a lot of pressure around this match, especially given the context, explains Jonathan. But there was a superb atmosphere here, we celebrated, it was a great moment. In terms of the club's objective, we hope that the team will fill the trophy room a little more. For the history and values of the club, we can't let anything go and need to win everything."
Jonathan wanted to send a final message: "We are one big family as a fan club based abroad, we are sending our support to everybody who is saving lives every day in France and throughout the world. But also to those who are helping to support the medical staff during this difficult time. I send our best wishes to everyone and we are thinking about all those impacted by this virus. In terms of our love for Paris Saint-Germain, the virus isn't going to stop our passion."