Christian Kabasele is concerned about muscle injuries when Watford resume Premier League action in just over two weeks' time.

The Belgian defender told the RTBF podcast Completement Foot that he felt perfectly safe at training and was no longer worried about contracting coronavirus, but that the players are not being given enough time to physically prepare for the league's return.

"At the moment, I'm rather worried. Not worried about catching the virus or my health outside of football, I'm more worried about my health in terms of training, matches and injuries," he said.

"We resume at the end of June, it’s only three weeks of group training, it’s really not enough. I think we’re going to have a lot of muscle injuries, in the tendons."

Kabasele went on to discuss how safe he bow feels at the training ground and explained the discussions held by the club that resulted in Troy Deeney avoiding the first week of sessions.

“Personally, I feel in total security," he said. "We’re tested every Tuesday and Friday. Over the past two weeks, it’s only been negative results. The situation at the club is really sanitary. We come in, we get our temperature taken. Before leaving our home, we have to fill out a questionnaire on an app to know if we’ve had symptoms. We’re not allowed at the training ground if we’ve had symptoms. I feel safer at the training complex than when I go do my shopping.

"The choice was given to the players [to attend training]. Before the training resumed, we had a meeting with all the club employees. The club insisted that whoever did not feel safe, whoever wanted to postpone his visit to the training centre, could do so. And that's what Troy Deeney did. There was no pressure from the club to force us to come back two weeks ago."

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, there is still a lot about which Kabasele and the rest of the Watford players are unsure, including where and when they will be playing their matches.

Nevertheless, the 29-year-old is looking forward to playing again and hopefully bringing some happiness to people who are still unable to go about their day as normal.

"They rejected playing on neutral grounds," he said.

"At first it was the first condition to resume but in the end a lot of clubs opposed it. They therefore opened the door to home and away matches, with four or five matches that could be played on neutral ground. We’re talking about Liverpool’s matches if they become champion. I think they’ll have a meeting next week to talk about all these details. All that we know for the moment is that we're going to resume on June 20, but how? We don't know any more. "Personally, I wanted to start again. The first condition to resume was the safety of everyone. Now you have to get used to this new normal, play in closed stadiums and keep your distance. It is a new habit to take and we hope that we will be able to bring a little positivity in people's lives with our return."