As soon as they’ve arrived, they’re immediately getting to work! After leaving the Performance Center this morning, Adi Hütter‘s men headed for Birmingham to begin their training camp across the Channel. Barely on the pitches at St. George’s Park, the headquarters of the English national team, the Monegasques had the first training session of the week on the “Sir Bobby Charlton” pitch in the afternoon.
A first session for Philipp Köhn
On the menu for the session were pressing exercises, drills on small pitches and exercises in working on verticality in passing, before ending with ball fundamentals. It was an opportunity for AS Monaco’s first summer recruit, Philipp Köhn, to put on his boots alongside his new teammate. The traditional initiation happened after his presentation by the coach, and more serious things began. And, as if to underscore his debut, it was the Swiss goalkeeper who would give victory to the yellow team, after penalties.
An increase in intensity before facing Real Betis
All of this was done under the watch of Director of Football, Thiago Scuro, who is England alongside the Rouge et Blanc, who will attack their week of training hard, two days before the first friendly in England against Real Betis (Wednesday, 8 p.m. local time).
It will be a good test, before facing Leeds United, fresh off relegation to the Championship, on Saturday in York (4 p.m. local time).