First training session in Längenfeld – Schöpfi returns 'home'

The first training session during the training camp has been completed. FC Schalke 04 trained for just over 90 minutes on Friday evening (21/8) at SV Längenfeld’s pitch, which is close to the team hotel the Aqua Dome. The trip to Austria provides a return to Alessandro Schöpf’s former home, having spent five years at SV Längenfeld.

Alessandro Schöpf

The Austrian international was clearly happy to be back at this former stomping ground. The club also hadn’t forgotten about Schöpfi. A big banner was hung above the pitch saying “SV Längenfeld welcomes Alessandro Schöpf.”

“I had a great time at that club, and it was a successful period too,” reflected Alessandro Schöpf. “We won the Tirol championship a few times – as a village team. That was a massive achievement.”

75 fans in the stands

Around 75 fans attended the first training session in Austria – all socially distanced and following the hygiene rules. The team split off into two groups, with one working on the pitch doing some coordination work and the other training with Werner Leuthard, the performance coach, on their fitness. The players swapped after half an hour. The session was completed with some passing drills.

Anzeige
Anzeige
Anzeige

Share page

You may also be interested in

200825_schneider

Jochen Schneider on the rest of the training camp in Längenfeld

In compliance with the relevant hygiene procedures, FC Schalke 04 are introducing all necessary protocols to protect against further infections, after a member of the playing staff tested positive for Covid-19. “Our team doctor and hygiene officer Dr. Patrick Ingelfinger is in contact with the relevant public health officer and other officials,” says Jochen Schneider.

200824_langer

Michael Langer: Emerging stronger as a team

In Längenfeld, training takes place on two pitches. While Schalke’s outfield players have been working on fitness, athleticism and game drills on one pitch, the three goalkeepers have been toiling away together with Simon Henzler on the other.

FC Schalke 04, Training, 05.08.2020

Hard work in Tirol: 28 players travel to Längenfeld

The Royal Blues are starting the second stage of preparations ahead of a demanding 2020/21 season. Head coach David Wagner’s side travel to Längenfeld on Friday (21/8). The squad will take part in their second and final training camp in Austria until 29th August, before the new season gets underway in the middle of September with the first round of the DFB-Pokal.

200810_wagner

David Wagner: I liked our intensity

David Wagner is pleased about how the training camp in Herzlake is going, including the team’s performance in the first friendly of the season against VfL Osnabrück. “During this first week we have managed to put into practice everything that we discussed beforehand,” said the head coach. As the camp comes to an end, the players have had to continue to push themselves as far as possible. “The final session with Werner Leuthard was once again very tough,” said the 48 year old.