During your time in the training camp, where has the team developed the most?
We have made great steps forward in regards to our tactics, on an individual and a collective level. We have also increased the intensity in all of what we do, on and off the pitch. This doesn’t mean that our intensity wasn’t on a high level before the training camp, but the general attitude of team has very much developed positively. These developments made me very happy.
You play 3 friendly games against German teams before the super league gets back in full swing. Is there a special reason for this?
The reason is simply the availability of these teams. The quality of the teams also plays an important factor; we wanted to play the best possible teams. Our team as well as all other teams have a tight schedule and limited time; therefore it’s important to play strong opponents in order to develop ourselves. We wanted to face teams that could cause us the most difficulties. These fixtures help us prepare for competitive games.
It’s our aim to perform as if we are playing a competitive match in all we do
What were your goals for your last friendly fixture in Spain, against Dynamo Kiev?
The goals are always the same: We want to see what the players can achieve with their legs and brains. We want to simulate the intensity of a competitive match, as realistically as possible. We want to be ready for when it really matters and achieve the results we work hard for.