Sat, 15/07/23, 21:34
Training, Tegernsee, Tuchel press conference - Saturday at FC Bayern
FC Bayern are really getting started! The Reds have five weeks before the start of the Bundesliga to set course for the defence of the title. The champions of Germany completed the first full team training session in the pre-season on Saturday morning. After that, Thomas Müller and Co. travelled by coach to Tegernsee where FCB have a training camp in Rottach-Egern until Thursday. Shortly after arrival, coach Thomas Tuchel fielded questions from journalists at a press conference. The day ended with an open training session on Tegernsee, the first of the new campaign for the first team. We've put together the key information for you.
📸 From the first full team training session at Säbener Straße via the press conference with Thomas Tuchel to open training on Tegernsee – the best FC Bayern photos from Saturday.
Bayern put in a shift in morning session
The players entered the training pitches at Säbener Straße at ten o'clock on the dot on Saturday morning. After the FC Bayern players completed performance tests and medical checks in the past few days, they were now back together on the pitch for the first time – exactly 49 days after the incredible end to the season in Cologne. Alphonso Davies and Co were well aware of the intensity of preparations in the first squad session in the summer conditions: "Wow, it's hot," said the Canadian defender. Leon Goretzka agreed saying it was "burning hot." After the warm up routine and several stamina drills, coach Tuchel moved on to passing and intense match practice. The session ended for the players with runs as the first full team session of the new season lasted exactly 100 minutes.
You can catch up with the full programme for FC Bayern on Saturday in our live blog:
Tuchel talks about personnel and start of the campaign
After a short journey by team bus from Säbener Straße to Tegernsee, coach Tuchel spoke to the media about the state of play at the German record champions. "We have four weeks before the first competitive game. It's nice that everybody is here and the international players have not had to join later," said the 49 year-old head coach, who was able to welcome most of his squad to the start of the pre-season with the exception of Matthijs de Ligt and Manuel Neuer. “We now have six days of training in which to bond and drill in our principles," added Tuchel. The coach sees everything set out perfectly for the coming season: “We don't have to get to know each other from the start. That's a good starting position. Everybody's very keen to prove themselves.”
We've put together the key statements from Thomas Tuchel:
Open training session at Tegernsee
The first session at the training camp on Tegernsee was on the agenda in the evening. In front of 2,000 enthusiastic spectators, the players showed the way forwards for the coming season in an intensive training session. Afterwards the players took time out for autographs and selfies with the fans before enjoying their well earned rest in the evening.
FC Bayern play FC Rottach-Egern in a friendly at the training camp on Tuesday: