Internationals returning and time to focus
The remaining international players have returned from their duties and Razvan Lucescu now has the whole group at his disposal to work on the last stage of the preparations for the derby against Panathinaikos.
Thursday’s (29.09) program was dedicated to the tactical approach of the derby. After the warm-up and a few games of rondo, the players were divided into groups. While one worked with the coaches on build-up play, the other group practiced finishing with combination plays. In the last part of the session, there was a mini-friendly clash played with some specific tactical instructions.
Konstantinos Koulierakis and Brandon Thomas received some pysiotherapy treatments and did a program in the gym. The former’s MRI scan showed that he has some swelling in the thigh and his condition will be evaluated daily. Giannis Michailidis worked individually on the practice pitches.
On Friday (30.09) PAOK will train at 10:00 in Nea Mesimvria.