“The pre-season camp is the most critical time for a team. It will not only help the players to bond and build professional relationships but will also give them the opportunity to practice together and understand each other’s tactics and temperaments on the field.” Gianluca Zambrotta, Head coach.
New Delhi : The Delhi Dynamos Football Club has planned an elaborate pre-season plan for the upcoming Hero Indian Super League which will see the team train and play matches in the England and Sweden.
The team leaves for England tomorrow night and will complete the first leg of their pre-season on September 3 and then depart for Sweden. The Delhi Dynamos FC are hoping to not only assess their strengths and weaknesses against seasoned European clubs but also to fine-tune their strategies and sharpen the players’ fitness regime and skill-training at top facilities in England and Sweden for three weeks.
Delhi Dynamos FC are scheduled to play four practice matches, including a high-profile friendly against the Premier League club West Bromwich Albion FC.
The friendly charity match against West Bromwich Albion FC is scheduled to take place at the Hawthorns Stadium on the September 3.
“I am looking forward to the pre-season as I will be seeing most of the players in action for the first time and it will allow me to build on future formations. It will be encouraging for my fairly young squad to play against their European counterparts, and come back with an enriched experience which will definitely give us an edge of excellence for our season ahead.”
Delhi Dynamos FC will be based in Birmingham during their England sojourn and will train at the University of Wolverhampton. They will play their first friendly against Kidderminster Harriers FC on August 30. The club is based in Worcestershire and plays in the National League North – the sixth tier of English football. They will then shift to the training grounds of West Bromwich Albion FC at The Hawthorns Stadium.
Dynamos will depart for Sweden on September 4 after their match against the Baggies. The squad will play three more friendlies in Sweden, the first against Swedish giants BK Häcken, and the last friendly will be on September 14.