27 Schalke players travel to Benidorm for training camp
The short winter break is over for FC Schalke 04. From now, a lot of hard work is on the cards as the team tries to lay the foundations for a successful second half of the Bundesliga season. The training camp will run until 7th January in the Spanish resort of Benidorm.
At 19:30 CET on New Year’s Day, Schalke landed in Alicante before heading to the team hotel via bus. Naldo, Weston McKennie, Franco Di Santo and Pablo Insua did not travel with the rest of the squad and will fly individually. The same goes for Bernard Tekpetey, whose loan spell with SCR Altach came to a close on New Year’s Day, which allows him to rejoin his Schalke teammates with immediate effect.
Also taking part in the training camp are four talents from the academy. Patryk Dragon has been called up from the U23s, while Lennart Czyborra, Jannis Kübler and Florian Krüger have come up from the U19s.
Just like last year, Schalke can look forward to perfect conditions on the Costa Blanca, with the training pitches situated directly on the grounds of the team hotel. The weather forecast is also predicting pleasant temperatures of around 20 degrees. The first session is due to take place on Tuesday (2nd January) morning.
The training camp will draw to a close after a friendly against Belgian first division side KRC Genk on 7th January. The kickoff in the Estadio Municipal Guillermo Amor in Benidorm is at 14:30 CET.