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Time is pressing: Bundesliga clubs start preparation

There is little time left: The federal leagues start preparing for the return round.

FC Bavaria starts its catch-up hunt from Friday in Qatar, Borussia Dortmund will arm himself from Thursday on to the attacks from Munich –only Julian Nagelsmann will let it go a little calmer: the trainer of the TSG Hoffenheim will ask his professionals to train again from Sunday.

“Because of the short break it is more about relaxing instead of two or three more days of training”, Nagelsmann said.

The remaining teams of the Bundesliga are in a hurry, as the time until the start of the eighteenth round is up. January pushed. Most clubs escape the German winter into a short training camp in warmer areas. On Wednesday, the VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Munich started a new year with the mandatory performance tests.

Hannover coach Andre Breitenreiter even gave Hannover 96 a mini-Christmas break. After a completely fucked-up round, the lower axles had already reached 28th. For the first time practiced again in December, on Thursday we go to Marbella.


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“We must do more, do more and must not start at zero in the training camp. There is a lot to work on,”said Breitenreiter.

This is also available in Stuttgart after a disappointing half-series including a change of training. But Markus Weinzierl was also the successor of Tayfun Korkut to the problems of Table-16. Do not solve yet.

Now new players are to bring new momentum. Alexander Esswein has already been committed by Hertha BSC, Maximilian Philipp of Borussia Dortmund is being treated as another candidate.

VfB President Wolfgang Dietrich made it his duty, however, before the start of the training “the players who have already ridden the helm once before last season”. They would have to “reconnect with their achievements. We still have a lot of air up there,”said Dietrich to the”Stuttgart Newspaper”and the”Stuttgart News”.

FC Bayern trains under”excellent conditions”

From Friday it will also be serious for Bavaria Munich. The title defender, who has finished an overall round at least two to six points delay on autumn champion Dortmund, prepares from the 4. to 10. January, once again in Qatar.

In the host country of the World Cup final round 2022, which is often criticised for its human rights situation, there are simply “excellent training conditions”, Bavarian President Uli Hoeness defended the repeated journeys of professionals to the Persian Gulf.

The fact that a major sponsor of Munich is the national airline of the Emirate also plays a role in the choice of the training camp.

BVB travels to Spanish Marbella

Outside Europe, in addition to the Bavarians from the The Bundesliga is only ahead of Werder Bremen (South Africa) and DFB-Pokalsieger Eintracht Frankfurt (Florida). After a performance diagnostic on Thursday, Dortmund travels to the Spanish Marbella for eight days, just as Spain and Portugal are popular locations for preparation.

Hoffenheim, RB Leipzig, Hertha BSC and Bayer Leverkusen remain in the home. Leverkusen’s new coach Peter Bosz, who inherited the fired Heiko Herrlich the day before Christmas Eve, asks on Friday (4). January) for the first time, his top-talent team for training.