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Keita Baldé: 'Staying professional'

Publish on 05/04/2020 at 11h19 - D. CROSSAN

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Monaco attacker Keita Baldé has assured fans he's training hard despite the coronavirus lockdown.

The Senegalese international told Monaco Info this week: "The coach and his staff are still with us and they regularly send us programmes to follow. The nutritionist has also sent us things so that we know what to eat during this period. We're staying professional and we're staying in contact with teammates. We're trying to do as much as we can at home with the material we have available. We're training well and trying to stay fit."

Back from spending a season on loan at Inter Milan, Baldé has scored four league goas this season for the principality club. He added: "I miss football, matches and my teammates. We hope that everything will become normal again as quickly as possible."

The 25-year-old has made donations to help tackle coronavirus to Senegal and Italy. He said: "My parents are Senegalese and I play for Senegal even though I was born in Barcelona. I'm trying to do everything I can for the country as access to healthcare is more difficult than in Europe. The Senegalese national side has made a donation and I wanted to add an individual donation for the villages where my mother and father come from. I've also made a donation to Italy to help and open hospitals in Milan."