Shakhtar in the Netherlands: applause as a gift

Thursday, June 30, 2016



For the first time during the Dutch training camp, the Pitmen’s evening session started with some fitness activity

At this preparation stage, the coaches pay much attention to the exercises with extra weight. There was a lot of tactical training on the pitch. The programme includes: short passing game, playing one-touch set pieces and launching attacks. Another distinctive feature of the work of Fonseca’s coaching staff is the fact that every session ends with applause.

- That way we thank each other for the work done, - said Shakhtar striker Facundo Ferreyra. – The coaches applaud us, and we applaud them. That’s very nice. In training, just as before, we run a lot, but all the running is done with the ball. The footballers find that much easier and more interesting. We start every training with fitness activity. Today, we ‘ve had two sessions in the gym. We must be not only tactically savvy, but also physically strong.

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