Preparation 03 July 2023, 12:27

The Rouge et Blanc to train in England, play a friendly against Leeds

The Rouge et Blanc to train in England, play a friendly against Leeds
Gathered this Monday to complete pre-season testing at the Performance Center, the AS Monaco players will head to Birmingham on July 17 for a one-week training camp. 🗓

They’re back! With the exception of the internationals, the Rouge et Blanc were working at the Performance Center, taking the traditional physical exams upon their return. It was a first step in their return to training, with the focus on a friendly  against the third-placed side from last season in Belgium, Union Saint-Gilloise, this Sunday at 11:00 (behind closed doors).

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A week-long training camp

The team is also set to face their sister club, Cercle Bruges as well as Arsenal at the beginning of August – as part of the Emirates Cup – and AS Monaco’s players are seeing their preseason program defined. The team will indeed go to England, and more precisely to Birmingham, for a training camp from July 17 to 22. It’s a week at the end of which Aleksandr Golovin’s teammates will take on Leeds United in York on Saturday 22 (kick-off 4 p.m. at the LNER Community Stadium).

A former Premier League side on the schedule

It will be a meeting with a team relegated to the Championship at the end of the 2022-2023 season, and the Principality club has previously faced them in the UEFA Cup in 1995. At that time, Sonny Anderson’s teammates, despite scoring in the return leg (in a 1-0 win), would unfortunately see their run end at that stage of the competition, having suffered a 3-0 defeat in the first leg at the Stade Louis-II.

Back-to-back echoing December

More recently, our Rouge et Blanc won a friendly against the Peaccoks on December 21 thanks to a double by Breel Embolo, at the start of training following the World Cup. This meeting against a British side will in any case be a good rehearsal before the big clash against the Gunners eleven days later. Let’s go! 🇬🇧

Rise. Risk. Repeat.