Professionals | 12/01/2019


Training camp: Day 4 – Sobiech and Kessler travel home

In Mallorca, the 1. FC Köln players are currently in a training camp as preparation for the upcoming Rückrunde games. The training camp updates follow FC on the Balearic Island.

Tag 4: Traveling home, training and the afternoon off

+++ 9:44am: Lasse Sobiech flies home +++
From Palma de Mallorca airport, flight EWG581 is ready for take off. Lasse Sobiech is on board, after the decision was made on Friday that he would be better off in Köln. This is due to the defender's adductor problems, and he is joined by Dr. Peter Schäferhoff on the way back. As it was in this training camp this summer in Kitzbühl, he shares the time as FC team doctor with Dr. Paul Klein, who will arrive in the afternoon.

+++ 9:48am: Get well soon, Kess! +++
Thomas Kessler didn't invisage things going as they have played out. His cold prevented him from training again on Saturday, which meant he was also heading home to Köln without being able to spend a session with his team-mates. Team manager, Max Vollmar travelled with Kess to the airport, with the flight scheduled for departure at 1pm.

+++ 10:29am: Colour co-ordination games +++
The players warm up for the session as calls of "blue", "yellow", "white" and "red" can be heard coming from RCD Mallorca's training ground. Fitness coach, Max Weuthen is handing out instructions as the players group together under the correct colour of cone. The team that is last, ends up doing the dreaded press-ups. After the warm-up, it's time for 11 on 11.   

+++ 11:19am: Time for the afternoon off +++
Done and dusted! The session is over, and with that so is the day's training. In the afternoon, the player's are free to do as they please. Jannes Horn, Louis Schaub, Dominick Drexler and Nikolas Nartey all have media duties to attend to, while lunch remains the only joint event on the agenda for today. Jorge Meré gets a visit from his family in the afternoon, while Timo Horn and Jonas Hector are joined by Andreas Menger on the golf course. Some of the players are headed to the RCD Mallorca game that evening, as they face Deportivo La Coruna.

+++ 4:10pm: Afternoon off +++
The FC players are enjoying a well deserved afternoon off. Salih Özcan is joined by Matze Bader and Benno Schmitz as they explore Palma. Simon Terodde, Marcel Risse and Freddy Sörensen are taking things easy with a cuppa beside the marina.

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10Hertha BSC35
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12FC Augsburg31