Fitness, equity in question that the best German clubs begin training

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With the top clubs in the Bundesliga already back in training, envious rivals across Europe look to see if the Germans gain an edge or pay a price during the resumption of play.

top European leagues are desperate to return to competition at the AVERT financial disaster due to the pandemic coronavirus, but if they move too quickly, they could risk hurting their players. The transition is too slow as a cost.

In addition to the concern of injury when resuming training this an issue of fairness, if some clubs may resume earlier than others, it could distort competition and produce results ” crazy. ”

The question was raised in Germany where conformément to an earlier recommendation by the German Football League, Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in second place and a number of other clubs resumed training in small groups Monday.

The Bundesliga hopes to return in early May, having units in the judgment in
mid-March.
“We have to combine two key objectives, namely to keep players in a very good condition and at the same time avoid possible infections,” Martin Przondziono sporting director of Paderborn, told SID German subsidiary AFP.

RB Leipzig had pursued a contactless long training and Augsburg resumed on March 23. Monday that Freiburg and Werder Bremen of Bundesliga clubs has not resumed. [ 123]
SV Werder Bremen coach Florian Kohfeldt, unable to form his team due to local regulations, SID said he was worried about “distortion of competition”.

In an interview Friday publiéele Carlo Ancelotti, veteran Italian director, now in charge at Everton, emphasized this point.

“One of the important things is that all clubs resume training at the same time, there are no differences, no one has an advantage over the others,” the [123 ] coach Julian Nagelsmann Dortmund
told Italian 60-year old Team. already puts players to the test.

“My players have not lost too much fitness,” said Nagelsmann said. “They will be back in shape in a weekand half or two. “

The question of how much time players need to recover safely Fitness match against all of the best European clubs after the interruption of unprecedented midseason.

“It depends on how long they are confined,” Spain coach Juanjo del Ojo, a fitness center Trainer in Monaco in French Ligue 1, told AFP.

“If it takes five or six weeks, we would need a minimum of three weeks before returning to competition with certainty and reduce the risk of injury.”

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‘Really weird

Xavier Frezza, an independent coach who works with professional football players franlish, told AFP “the players have never experienced this in their lives. “
” a pro player has only three to four week break in the summer, and many of them still do some things “, he added.

” Two months is be really weird for them. “

” Some studies have shown a correlation between the number of full training sessions before resuming competition and reducing injuries, “he said.
[123 ] for the players, self-discipline during the lockdown will play a big role.

those who have kept fit and avoid gaining weight will come back much better than those who do not. [ 123]
This explains why Bayern Munich has introduced a mandatory group training videoconference from the first day of delivery, maintaining a pace team and peer pressure.

The risks are all the more that any recovery will bear no resemblance to the preseason, when the pace is gradually recovering.

The clubs will complete the high pressure part of the season playing twice a week at home and in Europe.

‘One big difference

This raises the question of whether the clubs who start training first will have an advantage over those étéconfiné longer. “The difference of a week when you have not even three weeks of preparation, physically and technically it can make a big difference”, Frezza said.
The former Borussia Dortmund captain Sebastian Kehl suspicious results “crazy” if and when the league resumes after the forced break.

“I think the results will be unpredictable, there will be a movement in the table with the odd surprise or two,” the 40 year-old, part of the management team of Dortmund, has said the issue of the German magazine Kicker on Monday.

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