Under the command of Julio César, the new Independiente began sweating a lot under the summer sun of Buenos Aires at a strong pace. Falcioni does not want to waste time, he knows that the preseason is short and he understands that his boys need a very demanding set-up to reach the state in which the DT intends to have them so that they can perform as expected. Physically recover the campusThe primary objective of the first days of intense work in Villa Domínico, with three-hour training sessions, focuses on that.
“Effort”, “work”, and “discipline” are the concepts that are most heard from the mouth of Don Julio while walking on the lawn of the Santo Domingo property. He put first, but immediately the 64-year-old coach sent fifth. He took office on Friday and that same day he already planned a hard and extensive day. The same thing happened on Saturday and this Sunday.
And from this Monday the days will be in double shift. And the delegation will be concentrated in the Hotel Scala, located in the heart of Buenos Aires. To withstand the demand, a good rest and food are key and that’s why they want to have everyone focused. The idea is to be able to carry out a pure preseason week and then make room for football with some friendlies that are already being planned before the arrival of the local tournament.
Falcioni wants an Independiente in good physical condition. Photo: Independent Press
The physical trainer Gustavo Otero, supported by Rodrigo Castellanos and Kenshi Piccoli, is in charge of diagramming the first part of each practice, focused especially on the physical aspect. Then yes, with JCF at the helm, it is the turn of the ball exercises with tactical and technical concepts, but always with intensity as a premise. “They end up with their tongues out”They say from Dominican.
Muscle problems invaded Independiente players in the last months of the Lucas Pusineri era. Several were the muscular injuries that punished different soccer players. Contractures, strains, tears. El Rojo suffered the injuries and Falcioni intends that this does not happen in his cycle to be able to face the 2021 competitions in full: Diego Maradona Cup, Argentina Cup and South American Cup.
Also, the Emperor intends to be able to emphasize some specific names that he considers key pieces for the operation of the team and that he seeks to promote. This is the case of Silvio Romero.
The demanding preseason of Independiente at the hands of Falcioni. Photo: Independent Press
“The idea for Silvio is to be in the best way to be able to perform at the best. It is the proposal that we made for the good of all. We hope we can have the best version of Silvio Romero in Independiente,” Falcioni warned in his presentation. Wants to have nine fine, in good physical shape to achieve agility and speed in the attack.
Thus, Falcioni is building his Independent, with physical work as a premise to lay the foundation for what he intends to be his new football empire.