First Day of Training
So today is the first of July and that means it is the first day of camp. I am very excited as the majority of players have returned and look like they are ready to go. For today I have decided to split our two sessions into two phases. In the morning will be the fitness test and in the evening will be a scrimmage between the players.
The first part of the day has been really good so far even though it is early in the morning. All of the players showed up on time and look ready to start the season off. When I had introduced myself the players looked really eager and ready. I told them that one of my goals was to get us to Europa League. I was shocked that they agreed. I was feeling after last season it might have been too ambitious.
Well the players were off with our fitness coach this gave me time to meet with the staff. Today was the first day I really got to sit down with them and go over all things that I have been wanting to go over. The biggest thing was that I need them to understand how my system works. I am incorporating the Finnish training system to the club. I hope they can quickly adapt to it. Anyways while the players were off I was able to get a scouting report on our key players.
Cristian Alejandro Toncheff Ferberovich
Apparently he is the captain and is really good. Cristian is one of the oldest players on the squad and still seems to be at a good pace. I hope he can continue his good playing
This guy is clearly our best player despite his age. I have no clue how this board got him here but this is awesome. His biggest upside is that he can play many defensive positions. I look forward to working with him.
Wow Jamie looks like the guy to lead us into the future. At 19 he has everything that I want in a player especially for a striker. This kid already has three caps for the national team and I have a feeling he will get more.
Jack is only 20 years old and already has 11 caps for the national team. He is going to be one of our best players in my opinion. The biggest thing about my tactic is that the midfielder is one of the most important parts to the tactic so he will flourish under it.
In the evening it was time for the scrimmage and I as well as the others were excited for it. Overall it was really disappointing. Team A lost to Team B by a score of 2-0. The thing is that Team B had most of the key players I was looking at for the season. One thing I noticed was that they had a lot of trouble with the 4-3-3. They better get used to it quickly or things wil go south real fast.
This is going to be a loooooong season............