After five intensive training sessions in the training camp in Malta, coach Martin Schmidt gave his players a few free hours in the afternoon. “Rest and relaxation” were on the daily schedule. Some players used this to treat themselves to an extensive midday nap. Others had made appointments for treatment with the physiotherapists or used the time to take a walk to explore the area and the beach promenade. An extensive round of card games is said to have taken place at a table in the hotel lobby too.
In addition, some players had media appointments in which they reported on the impressions of the training camp. Jeffrey Gouweleeuw told the journalists that he was looking forward to his bed because he never had time for an extensive nap at home with three children. Felix Götze beamed at how much fun the first training sessions with the team are after his hip injury. Ruben Vargas and Noah Sarenren Bazee also described their personal impressions in the media round.
FCA newcomer Eduard Löwen also had his first training session for the red, green and whites in the morning. The 22-year-old midfielder arrived at the training camp in Malta on Tuesday afternoon and was able to get to know his new teammates for the first time in the evening. He clearly enjoyed his first session with FC Augsburg and afterwards, the journalists were also very interested in a first interview with him. The new boy was also introduced in an interview with our fan TV.
After media work, the FCA players are now back in the limelight ahead of the upcoming friendlies. On Thursday (3:00 p.m.), FCA will play against the Maltese club Hibernians FC before another match the next day (3:00 p.m.) against the Belgian first division club Cercle Brugge. Both friendlies will take place in the Maltese national stadium Ta ’Qali Stadium and will be broadcasted by FCA via our social media channels.