'We must be united'
Christopher, President of PSG Fan Club Gironde, tells us about how the COVID-19 crisis has changed his life.
Christopher, President of the Fan Club Gironde, gives us his take on the COVID-19 crisis and the efforts being made to help hospitals and those affected by the virus. "We are relatively fortunate to be in a region that has been more or less spared. We're all in lockdown and we try to do the right things to stop the spread of the virus. It's a difficult period, but we're keeping ourselves as busy as we can. I'm lucky to have a very active office with the fan club. We've set up a system for donations, and we collect food to be distributed to hospitals across the region. We've already delivered to La Rochelle and Bordeaux, and now we're going to start on the Arcachon Basin. We try to do what we can. Every battle is important at this time."
The Fan Club is also reminiscing about the team's biggest achievements, and still buzzing after reaching the Champions League quarter-finals. "We're really missing Paris Saint-Germain in our lives. We're looking back at old matches to keep that connection to the club. We really miss it and we try to keep up with the latest from the club. But it's true it's quite a difficult time. It's just crazy what happened against Dortmund. I was supposed to be at the Parc des Princes, but even though it was played behind closed doors, it was an unforgettable moment that will remain forever in the history of Paris Saint-Germain. The connection between the players and the fans was phenomenal. To see that, despite the difficult context of the game, was phenomenal. If the season restarts, we'll have to refocus on our goals. It's a good year to win as many trophies as possible."
Christopher also wanted to pass a message: "We have to be united. The whole of France has been affected and we have to forget our rivalries and conflicts. We all have to pull in the same direction in order to eradicate this virus as soon as possible."