Burn stars in Betway’s ‘At Home With’ series

Albion defender Dan Burn talks to our official betting partner about how he’s been training at home and staying in contact with his team-mates since the Premier League season was put on hold.

By Bruce Talbot • 04 April 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Dan Burn's consistency has caught the eye of head coach Graham Potter.

Dan Burn was interviewed by Betway for their ‘At Home With’ series, which looks at how different people who work in football have been able to still do their jobs despite the football season being put on hold.

Below is an excerpt of the article. Click HERE to read the full interview.

On the work the players are doing at home:

I’m trying to keep it as normal as possible. My wife and I had a discussion and agreed that I would treat training days as if I was at work.

“But it’s more difficult because we haven’t got the space to replicate a lot of what we do in training.

“I feel worse for my wife, though. When I’m away doing all this training, she’s looking after my 18-month old daughter all day.”

On how he’s keeping in contact with the other players:

“The gaffer has taken the time to FaceTime all the lads over the last few days, just to make sure they were all right. That was more for the mental side of things, with everyone in their house.

“Obviously with the lads, we can’t just pop over to their houses. We’ve been chatting mainly on Zoom, because you can see what everyone’s doing, and WhatsApp.

“Everyone’s playing their part though and chucking in with the banter, so it’s been nice.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion defender Dan Burn salutes the travelling fans at Molineux earlier this month.

On what he misses most about football:

“It’s hard to go without the physical contact with the lads every day. You normally spend nearly as much time with them as you do with your family at home, so it feels like another big family.

“Everyone’s missing the games, too. Going out on a Saturday and playing for something in front of a big crowd is massive. You don’t realise how much you miss it until it’s not there.

“As a player, you want to finish the season. You haven’t done it properly otherwise.

“We've worked hard to get where we are. We are 15th so, although we're in a relegation battle, everyone’s confident that we’re going to be safe.”

On what the break has made him realise he loves about football:

“I think it’s crazy how massive football actually is, but quite rightly it has taken a backseat as health and people’s safety is the number one priority at this time.

“Putting the season on hold was the right thing to do, but it has made it really clear just how many people love football. The fact we're still talking about it makes you realise how important it is to people’s every-day lives.”