The use of gloves for hygiene and social distancing reasons observation field are among the challenges facing football Bundesliga back in training this week amid hopes the league could resume next month.
Most of the 18 top-flight clubs from Germany returned to their clubs Monday, but in small groups with limited contact with the health guidelines meet because of coronavirus.
League games in Germany have been suspended since March 13
the German Football League (DFL) is in talks with the clubs and authorities on the Bundesliga restart on 2 May, but with games played in front of the terraces and fansEmpty locked out while the public events are banned in the country.
A decision on when the competition can take is expected April 17, which could make it the first of the top European leagues to return.
Meanwhile, the stars of the German league to adjust training to social distancing era.
Defending champions Bayern Munich, who were four points when the league was arrested, were typical of sides to hold meetings in small groups.
contact is kept to a minimum with the greeting of hugs and handshakes and banned players remaining 1.5 meters, even the training ground.
“It was a very rare feeling of being in small groups”admitted Bayern captain Manuel Neuer with a maximum of five players per group allowed their state of the art complex of practical training.
Like most other clubs, members of the Bayern team were told to take a shower and also delivered snacks after training in a box room at home.
In Wolfsburg, the players trained with gloves despite the warm temperatures of spring.
“For reasons of hygiene, we must wear gloves, even if it is 22 degrees [Celsius],” said the striker Maximilian Arnold.
“Of course, it is necessary, but also a little funny.”
Tackling and big challenges quarter of the ball are frowned any outfit.
” I would like to address, but I do peow not do it now, “said Hoffenheim defender Håvard Nordtveit.
previous weeks at home, in many cases filled with hours on the PlayStation games, left a toll.
“My ball control has never been perfect, but you can tell that some teammates are not trained with the ball for three weeks, “added Nordtveit.
“The most important thing is to continue working on our physical condition now and be ready” if the curriculum vitae of the season.
In Berlin, Union defender Christopher Lenz was just as happy to have teammates to go again and “have a real shot” at his feet.
“I missed the boys. The PlayStation was my best friend. “
After weeks of individual training, or online group like Bayern did, most players were happy to be back on land, despite the new hygiene measures.
“It’s a nice feeling” to “play a little football and review colleagues’ Fortuna Dusseldorf before rouwen hennings said.
“Of course, you can not put hard or challenges tackles, but I think it’s pretty well set for here and now.”
in Gelsenkirchen, Schalke coach David Wagner said his team were happy to be tested.
“fitness coaches can really let off steam, andare for boys too, “said the former head Huddersfield.
“Anything is better than running alone in the forest. “
However, the training of players in offers small groups an advantage for eagle coaches eyes.
additional “Nobody can hide,” said the coach Uwe Rösler Duesseldorf with a lack of fitness showing quickly.