News from the camp of the national team of Ukraine: the adventures of the Italians and the first training of the team

The first day of national team reunion was completed with in-room and field training as well as rehabilitation procedures.

The guys come down

Check-in day is always special. The boys are gradually coming together in the location of the team, which is due to the arrival of their flights. And if most of the players whose clubs are based in Kiev or who managed to arrive in the capital before the morning departure to Kharkov, entered the cozy apartments of the Superior & Golf Resort before dinner, then others had to spend almost a day.

Adventures of Italians on air routes

For example, the Italians Ruslan Malinowski and Yevgeny Shakhov, who, after playing his Lecce with Atalanta, spent the night in an apartment of a fellow countryman in order to fly out of Bergamo, had to wake up at the third night. Eventually, their flight was delayed, and the boys were forced to reach Kharkiv by train. Even though it is a fast Intercity, the journey has been delayed. No, the railway has not failed - everything is on schedule, but, no matter how cool, the train is not the plane. So, after missing a fitness training, Ruslan and Yevgen immediately went to rehab and then had dinner at a circle of longtime friends from the national team.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

A little earlier this couple arrived at the hotel yesterday's opponents - Belgian Eduard Sobol and Igor Plastun. These players did not have such adventures, just a flight from Brussels via Warsaw was scheduled not in the morning. Finally, two players, who are completing the process of arriving of the called performers, Alexander Zinchenko and Roman Yaremchuk, arrived in Kharkiv at 20.20.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

Fitness training for everyone and running for the quartet

While these legionnaires were getting to their destinations, most of the collections held evening fitness classes under the direction of physical training trainer Ivan Bashtov. The specialist offered the players a set of exercises for the prevention of injury, recovery of muscles after recent physical exertion in club games and stabilization of the bark muscles.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

The boys were engaged in the desire and knowledge of the case, and on their way, they went to the sauna and the pool - all but four, which was not involved in matches at the club level yesterday. Buyalsky, Kovalenko, Bolbat, and Matvienko performed jogging work on the Sun lawn, which tonight was only due to artificial lighting. Rainy weather returns to the realities of autumn, although this does not affect the excellent drainage of the field. The aforementioned four have received cardio load, which will help bring players to the only functional denominator with the rest of the team.

Photo by Pavlo Kubanov

A joint dinner at the end of the day of arrival, during which Zinchenko and Yaremchuk join the national team, is a symbol of the national team gathering and starting tomorrow to prepare for the two decisive matches of the Euro 2020 selection campaign with one friendly group. Tomorrow, the blue and yellow are waiting to meet their loyal fans during an open training session at Metalist Stadium. And before him, the head coach of the team Andriy Shevchenko will meet with the media in a press conference format.

Oleksandr Glyvynskyy, spokesman for the national team of Ukraine

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