Training Camp Diary - Klagenfurt (2)
Klagenfurt - Hotel – 12.13pm
"Berba" the idol
During five seasons in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen, Dimitar Berbatov built up quite a following not just in Germany, but also in neighbouring Austria. Here, "Berba" poses for a photo op with a young fan at the entrance to the Seepark Hotel.
Klagenfurt - Hotel – 12.07pm
Greetings from the "Twitter Men"
The Red & Whites’ biggest Twitter fans, @layvinkurzawa and @AnthonyMartial, are back at the hotel. After a strenuous workout, it’s time for some R&R - with a little shout-out to the fans on the way.
Klagenfurt - Hotel – 12.02pm
South-American selfie for Valère Germain
On the brief journey from the stadium to the hotel, Valère Germain ropes in Columbia’s Falcao and Argentina’s Lucas Ocampos for a selfie with a South American flavour.
Klagenfurt - Hyppo Group Arena – 11.47am
The goalkeepers muscle up
While the outfield players run laps of the pitch, the ‘keepers head to the fitness room for some muscle-building and handling technique exercises. Here, Paul Nardi works with André Amitrano as Souleymane Sy looks on.
Klagenfurt - Hyppo Group Arena – 11.32am
Ballwork over, and now the focus switches to endurance, with the players running laps of the pitch to round off a successful session. With the sun beating down, the effort is visible on the players’ faces.
Klagenfurt - Hyppo Group Arena – 11.07am
The temperature in the sun is close to 30°C, but the hard work goes up yet another notch, with plenty of ballwork and shuttle runs. The drinks break is a welcome respite!
Klagenfurt - Hyppo Group Arena – 10.49am
Nardi Vs Germain
Shuttle run drills with one-on-ones to practise finishing. Paul Nardi has a torrid fiteen minutes, but still manages to make a string of good saves, like this one from Valère Germain.
Klagenfurt - Hyppo Group Arena – 10.03am
Training gets under way
Under sunny skies and with the temperature a pleasant 20°C, training starts with the traditional collective warm-up at the Hyppo Group Arena.
Today’s session kicks off. Everyone have a great Sunday! pic.twitter.com/6dcoAP6B1N— AS MONACO (@AS_Monaco) 6 July 2014
Klagenfurt - Hotel - 9.17am
Things are set to heat up!
While the first training session of this Austrian camp focused on ballwork, this morning’s second session is set to be much more physical, as suggested by the note on the right-hand side of the paperboard...
Klagenfurt - Hotel – 8.34am
Aymen and his expresso
Is the coffee strong enough for the Red and Whites? Ayme Abdennour seems to think so, as he grabs a quick expresso in the morning sunshine. Today’s going to be a scorcher!