Last day in Grassau with Augsburg in our sights
The Rothosen completed their final training session in Grassau on Tuesday morning. Tomorrow, before departing, there is another friendly on the agenda.
Athletic coach Daniel Müssig had the final say on Tuesday, 6th July, as he wrapped up the final day of training in Grassau with various stretches and injury prevention exercises. In the previous 80 minutes or so, however, it was Tim Walter and his coaching colleagues who set the pace, focussing on the players’ ball work and putting their ambitions plans into practice.
Walter pleased with the progress
"The ball is always our focus, not just here at the training camp. We’ve worked really hard here," said Walter after another gruelling session for his players. The 15 sessions completed in Grassau have, in his view, already paid off in the form of visible improvements. "By playing a lot of mini games, our ideas have already been internalised quite well. It can always be fine-tuned, that goes without saying, but on the whole we have made great progress," summarised the 45-year-old.
Without the outstanding facilities at the Achental Resort hotel and ASV Grassau’s football pitches, this would not have been possible. The perfect quality of the two pitches especially meant that the team’s various game and competition formats could be carried out in the optimal way.
FRIENDLY VS. AUGSBURG BEFORE DEPARTING
The result of all the hard work is set to go on display tomorrow in a friendly against Augsburg in Heimstetten, just an hour drive away from the camp in Grassau. At 13:30 CEST, Walter’s men will take on the Bundesliga outfit, who started their preseason training last Thursday. After full-time, the Rothosen will head straight to Munich airport and depart for Hamburg, where fine-tuning ahead of the season opener against Schalke on 23rd July will begin. "We’ll be taking the next step once back in Hamburg, looking to improve in the final third, above all. We need to create better opportunities for ourselves in front of goal and be more clinical in our finishing," said Walter, giving insight into his training plans for the weeks ahead.