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Montpellier's Hilton keeping fit in coronavirus lockdown

Publish on 29/03/2020 at 12h12 - I. HOLYMAN

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Montpellier's Vitorino Hilton is certainly not taking it easy while the evergreen Brazilian defender is confined to his home in France during the coronavirus lockdown.

The 42-year-old has shown no signs of slowing down this season, playing all but nine minutes of Montpellier's 28 league games before the campaign was brought to a halt.

 

The former RC Lens and Olympique de Marseille man is now putting that boundless energy into his home workouts.

 

"It's not easy to stay at home without doing anything," he told RMC. "I do sport nearly the whole day to pass the time. I try to stay in shape, because it's not easy."

 

He added: "In the morning, I have a run because I'm fortunate to have a treadmill at home. In the afternoon, I do so gym work, abdominals, and strength training. After that, we sit down as a family to watch the news and then a film or series."

 

Vitorino Hilton, Montpellier

 

Following a training schedule set out by Montpellier's conditioning coach, Hilton is hoping he can maintain the fitness required to be able to start playing again as soon as the authorities allow the league to resume.

 

"We have to stay in shape so that we're not penalised too much physically when the league starts again. But for the moment, the most important thing is to stay at home. And if we have to stay longer at home, we're going to do that, because one's health is the most important thing," he said, adding that he also has time to think about his future with his current deal set to expire at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

 

"I hope it won't be [his final season]. I feel very good. I want to do one last season, if the club accepts. Yes, one last season, I promise! We'll talk about it at the end of the season and see if my wishes and those of the club are the same. But yes, if I extend my contract, it'll be my last season."

 

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