Christie and the rest of his Hoops team-mates haven’t kicked a ball since the 5-0 win at home to St Mirren in the Ladbrokes Premiership on March 7, and it remains to be seen when football will return to the UK as authorities continue the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking during Thursday night’s Clyde 1 Super Scoreboard, Christie revealed what he and his team-mates call their WhatsApp group, and you’ll never guess what title they’ve dreamt up.
But Christie perhaps had more reason than most to be frustrated with the suspension of play, given he was closing in on a personal best season, and perhaps even recognition in the form of a player of the year nomination.
The 25-year-old has scored an impressive 20 goals for club and country throughout 2019/20, as well as 16 assists, and he would’ve been playing a crucial role in Scotland’s crucial Nations League qualifier against Israel, which was scheduled for tonight.
Christie added: “As a footballer you are used to a strict routine.
“The weird thing is you complain about it when you are doing it.
“Then the moment it goes away you kind of feel lost.
“You miss the games and the buzz of playing, but also even just training.
“You miss that day to day interaction with the boys in the changing room and coaching staff.
“It’s the little things you end up missing, like the structure of it all.
“When you are left without a structure for your day, you don’t know what to do with yourself.
“It’s all very strange. It’s weird to think Scotland were meant to play Israel last night.
“We were all excited and looking forward to it and now here we are.
“I was really looking forward to the run-in with Celtic too as they are the biggest games of the season.
“We were meant to have the Old Firm game last weekend and then the Scottish Cup semi-final.
“We had all these huge games coming up so you just feel gutted that we don’t have them to look forward to now.
“It’s going to be strange for everyone looking back on this season, no matter the outcome.
“It’s so unprecedented the way it’s all panned out.
“I’m just trying to get a bit of routine and that’s the hardest thing.
“I am trying to still get up early, go for a run and get as much exercise as I possibly can.
“But as you can imagine, it’s pretty hard.”
Well, personally, we hope it’s not too long before Christie and his team-mates are back in action.
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