Training reaches peak ahead of derby
In a week without a midweek game, Thursdays take on the character of the peak point of the training program ahead of Sunday’s matches, and today is no different.
The pace and rhythmn stepped up a gear as the team enters the final stretch in their preparations for the derby against Olympiacos at the Toumba.
The program began with some running exercises, work on the passing game, and some sprints. Afterwards, the coaching team showed the players some final tactical points that they want to see executed in Sunday’s game via some high-intensity exercises within limited spaces.
Ingi Ingason felt some discomfort in his knee and as a precaution he did not train, instead following a special program of light training in the gym and swimming pool. The Icelandic defender’s condition though is not deemed to be serious.
Adrian Pereira and Nika Ninua continued their respective individual training programs, as did Shinji Kagawa , who also received some treatment from the physios, whjile Enea Mihaj continued to work on his long-term rehab, and he is counting down the days to a return to action after a long spell out following knee surgery.
On Friday (16.04), the Double-headed Eagle will train at 11:00 in Nea Mesimvria.