Day 3 of #VfLinBruneck: Another double session for the lads in Gais today. With beautiful mountainous surroundings, Thomas Reis' squad continued their hard work and preparations for the upcoming Bundesliga season. But there is also a lot going on off the pitch. What exactly is going on, as usual, is revealed in our daily report.
See you at the Castle
There is a lot going on here in Gais, we're lucky enough to have quite a few fans watching us at our training ground. We also have enjoyed some good local media attention. During the morning training session, local radio stations captured interviews at the end of the tiresome session. Director of Sport, Sebastian Schindzielorz, was not here to see this. Sesi was in demand elsewhere: sportnews.bz, the largest sports medium in the region, who wanted an interview. Schindzielorz drove up to Neuhaus Castle for the interview. The castle, most likely built in the 13th century, can now also be reached via a hiking trail.
Of course, we were there with our camera and captured, among other things, the incredible view down towards the training ground as well as the most important statements from the Director of Sport. You can watch part 1 here, and part 2 here.
Former colleague visits
We mentioned the visit of the local press representatives. But a familiar face from anne Castroper also dropped by for the first session of the day. Jan Simunek is currently on holiday in the Bruneck Kronplatz holiday region. The former VfL defender is climbing the surrounding mountains on his mountain bike. Today, Simunek had a long chat with Patrick Fabian. The Czech also once played together with Toto, Manu and Zolli. Incidentally, Simunek had to end his own career three years ago due to persistent hip problems. Now the family father is devoting himself to cycling.
Blum individual, Bockhorn missing, Asano is a Bochumer!
You've already read it several times, but of course we also had training today....Danny Blum continues to do extra shifts on his bike under the watchful eye of our rehab coach, Benedikt Oppenhäuser. Herbert Bockhorn had to miss this Tuesday due to health problems. Takuma Asano, on the other hand, was right in the thick of it. The Japanese newcomer, like various other professionals and coaches, was asked for an interview by the journalists who had travelled with him. The offensive player gave insights into his first two weeks at VfL. Among other things, Asano revealed that he had decided to live in the middle of Bochum. The Japanese international wants to live close to the club grounds so that he can concentrate fully on his tasks at the Castroper. We are very pleased, Jaguar!
„Blue/White“ with Bruno and Peter
During lunch most of the lads go and relax, bliss. Sometimes, you get the dreaded call from the content department to come and produce a video. After all, the fans at home should also get intensive insights into their time here. This time it was the turn of Michael Esser and goalkeeping coach Peter Greiber. Both have known each other for years. So it's understandable that a round of "Blue/White", held in the garden of the Windschar Holiday & Wellness Hotel, produced many matching answers.