The third day of the training camp is coming to an end. After the intensive test match day on Monday, this day was all about regeneration.
At 11 a.m., Urs Fischer’s team met on the training ground in Campoamor. After a brief get-together, the players warmed up with a few running laps around the training ground. Then everyone took a gym mat and athletic trainer Martin Krüger took over. Various fitness exercises were on the schedule for the upcoming hour to relax the muscles after the games yesterday. It is important for the players to remain physically and mentally fresh. To prepare for the second half of the season, the focus of course lays on working at technique and tactics, but also on the athletics of the players. Sessions like these without a ball help to prevent injuries.
At around 12:15 p.m. the training ended as it had started - with a loose run around the pitch. Afterwards everyone went back to the hotel for lunch.
The afternoon was taken for one-on-one meetings with the coaching team and interview appointments with journalists. The rest of the day was off, some of the boys took the opportunity to play golf in beautiful weather at the hotel's golf course.
At the end of the day everyone came together for a video analysis with the coaches, afterwards it was time for dinner. Tomorrow the first training session will start at 10 a.m., the second one follows in the afternoon.