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Vitor's Diary: Staying Balanced

Vitor's Diary: Staying Balanced

our Assistant Coach Vitor Matos Takes you behind the scenes in our diary. Training camp in Saalfelden.

In his third Diary entry The 36-year-old Portuguese, who came to Salzburg this summer with Pep Lijnders from Liverpool, explains why there are spontaneous changes to the training plan and which sport one of his teammates particularly excels at.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Dear Red Bull Salzburg fans,

Today, after the intensity of the last few days, we decided to give the players a morning off. It is very important, especially in pre-season, to keep your balance as much as possible. The team is dealing in part with a new training methodology and a new idea of ​​the game, so it is particularly important to focus on recovery as much as on performance.

But: having a day off for the players doesn't mean that we as a staff also have a day off. Pep and I started preparing for the afternoon session, which mainly focused on how to create free passing stations from the back when building up the game, so that we could always develop different solutions from the goalkeeper.
The whole team is there for the daily routine of the team and to help the players recover in the best possible way.

Keeping things simple with common sense is essential to creating good cooperation between all departments and understanding that the most important thing is to help players perform at their best.

Every day we take steps in the right direction that we believe will make us all proud – on and off the pitch, including our goalkeeping coach Pedro on his bike rides! He's getting better every day… slowly but surely!

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Our Head of Performance, Christian Veil, is one of the best professionals in his field and is also a great tennis player! Pep and I quickly sensed both! But today he said the weather was going to be really bad at 5pm. That’s why we decided to bring the team training forward by a few hours and changed the plan so that there would be no problems. When it was 5pm you could just lie down by the pool in peace. We hope he’ll be as punctual with padel as he was with the weather! But it can happen, and to be fair it started raining heavily at 7.30pm so the weather was pretty close!

Overall, we had another good day and I hope you did too. I'll tell you again tomorrow.

This is Swissburg! This is our way!

till tomorrow
Victor Matos

This text has been translated from English. The original can be found at the original text

All other diary entries to read

#1 | Opening Remarks and Training Day 1

#2 | Words of thanks and a falling bike

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