Created on 20-07-2009 at 00:00 AM
Max Reckers failed to get much sleep on Saturday. Bayern's video analyst beavered away in his Essen hotel room until well after midnight, creating an edited version of the 1-0 defeat to Hamburg for head coach Louis van Gaal. The video specialist also ran up a tape of the meeting between Stuttgart and Schalke, Bayern's opponents on Sunday in the T-Home Cup third place play-off.
Straight after breakfast, Van Gaal deployed Recker's material to go through the HSV match with his men and identify the mistakes made. The FCB stars were back in front of the video screens after a communal lunch, when the main topic was Sunday's opponents Schalke.
In between the video analyses, Van Gaal also ordered up a brief training session. Out on a practice ground borrowed from fourth division Rot-Weiß Essen, the players who appeared in the T-Home Cup semi-final the previous day completed a workout geared towards regeneration. The stars slated to appear against Schalke in the evening practiced tactics.