Nabbout maintains positive mindset


Andrew Nabbout has experienced first-hand the important health protocols which have been put in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

The attacker was part of the squad which spent 14 days in quarantine after returning from New Zealand last month.

Nabbout says while the response to the pandemic is challenging for everyone, he is trying to maintain a positive outlook.

“It’s quite bad in other areas of the world and it’s really sad,” Nabbout said.

“I look at people’s situations around the world and that has motivated me to stay on top of things here.

“The first week was probably the most challenging, not being able to get out and go for a run.

“But the one thing we can do is stay home, stay healthy and keep fit.”

With the FFA set to reassess the Hyundai A-League season on April 22, Victory’s squad is continuing its training programs albeit individually and from home.

Nabbout said while he misses the environment of the dressing room, the club has done a great job to support the players through the current period.

“Victory has been on top of it, they’ve provided us with an exercise bike each and we’ve been on the phone with the physio and strength and conditioning staff every day.

“They’ve made sure we have the adequate programs to stay on top of things and stay fit for when we get started again.”

In the meantime, the 27-year-old is enjoying spending quality time with his young family.

“I have a little boy who’s only four months old.

“We’ve been away a lot over the past couple of months with the ACL (AFC Asian Champions League) and a lot of away trips, so it’s been a positive to spend time with him and my wife.”