Watford defender Christian Kabasele has urged everyone to follow government advice and stay inside to avoid putting extra pressure on the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Belgian defender was talking to RTBF about his experience of self-isolation and said he is looking forward to visiting loved ones back in his home country once it is safe to lift the containment measures.

However, for now, he urged everyone to stay as safe as possible.

"Stay at home," he said.

"I have an acquaintance who works in a hospital environment and who tells me how complicated it is for them at the moment. So don't go out because if you do, it's all the hospital staff who's going to be under pressure.

"The first thing we will do when we can go out is to take the train to Belgium with my little family to go and see our loved ones. But I have to tell myself that it won't be before a long time."

The 29-year-old is trying to take some positives from the difficult situation and said he is enjoying increased time with his family.

He also spends his time following Watford's training programme to keep him fit and ready to play, should the season be completed in any way.

"I am lucky to be able to be at home every day," he said.

"I have my wife and my 4-year-old son, who is happy that his dad comes to pick him up from his bed every morning.

"Watford sent us a physical maintenance program, mainly biking and bodybuilding. I also have a small trampoline in my garden where I exercise with a ball. "