New faces in training
A few hours after the official announcement of the coaching change, Răzvan Lucescu and his assistants got to work on the pitch with PAOK’s players.
After the necessary introductions, the players started their warm-up and then played a 10v10 game without goalkeepers.
Afterwards, they split into two groups. The first one practiced finishing after crossing from the flanks. The second worked with the new coach on tactics, as Răzvan Lucescu tried to convey some elements of his football philosophy and explain to the players what he wants of them on the pitch. Then the groups switched roles, so that all players would go through the same drills. The last part of the session consisted of a training match.
Regarding the medical report, José Ángel Crespo remained in the gym to complete his recovery program and he is expected to return to full training on Saturday. José Alberto Cañas , Dorian Lévêque , Giannis Mystakidis and Panagiotis Glykos worked apart from the rest in the pool and the gym.
Saturday’s training session is scheduled to start at 19:30 in PAOK FC Sports Centre of Nea Mesimvria.