Winter training camp: RB Leipzig in La Manga.

Updates from Spain: Winter training camp complete

Latest news from RB Leipzig's training camp | The camp took place from 2nd January to 7th January 2024

A busy start to the New Year!

RB Leipzig have completed their winter training camp in La Manga as part of their preparations for the second half of the season. Alongside some intensive training sessions, they also played a friendly against FC St. Gallen (1-0 win).

Day 5

  • RBL took on Swiss side FC St. Gallen at La Manga Club Top Ground on the final day of the training camp. In a hard-fought friendly, RB Leipzig ran out deserved 1-0 winners against the team sitting second in the Swiss Super League.

    With that, the short, but intense training camp is already over, with RBL travelling back to Leipzig on Sunday.

Team news

  • Dani Olmo and new signing Eljif Elmas were rested for the friendly against FC St. Gallen.
  • Mo Simakan also wasn't involved in the match, as he hasn't fully recovered from illness yet.
  • Timo Werner wasn't in the matchday squad, as he is in talks with another club.

Day 4

  • Just like in previous days, RBL began training at 11:00 CET on the pitch in La Manga. Today's morning session started with a short warm-up before becoming more concentrated on tactics. Then, various different types of rondo were played. Marco Rose and his coaching staff rounded off by increasing the intensity once more.

    In the afternoon, the players will be given time to recover from a demanding last few days. To finish off, they will play the friendly against FC St. Gallen tomorrow.

Team news

  • Kevin Kampl and Mo Simakan are training individually again after recovering from an infection.

    You can find all the latest team news here.

Day 3

  • The third day of the training camp began in bright sunshine. Today's plan was similar to yesterday's: the morning session in La Manga started intensively, while the afternoon was more tactical.

    After a short warm-up, RBL took part in various games to improve their decision-making. A volley challenge followed which was played as a game of 'old-vs-young', with the 'older' generation winning. Timo Werner struck the decider in some style.

    The lads then had only a short time to relax before the next training session began. The focus was particularly on wing play in the afternoon session.

    New signing Eljif Elmas told us between the sessions how he's found the first few days at RB Leipzig and what his aims are at the club.

Team news

  • Castello Jr. has recovered from back problems and returned to full team training.
  • Kevin Kampl and Mo Simakan missed today's sessions again due to illness.

    You can find all the latest team news here.

Day 2

  • On Wednesday, RBL took part in two training sessions, which were a clear contrast to each other in terms of workload.

    The two hours in the morning were characterised by high intensity. The main focus was on running in behind and decision-making under pressure in 11 vs. 11 games.

    After a short lunch, Marco Rose brought his players out onto the pitch once again. After the demanding morning session, the second part of the day featured recovery exercises and controlled passing.

    In between the sessions, we spoke to Yussuf Poulsen about the new hierarchy in the team and about the second half of the season

Team news

Day 1

  • On Tuesday, RBL travelled to Spain and checked into the team hotel in La Manga in the late afternoon.

    Straight after their arrival, we spoke to RBL head coach Marco Rose about his first impressions, the plan for the next few days and integrating new signing Eljif Elmas. The first session on the pitch took place in the evening after a short warm-up.

"The conditions here are great"

Squad news

  • First-team members Amadou Haidara and Ilaix Moriba won't be attending the winter training camp because they have been called up by their respective nations for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

    Find everything you need to know about RBL's squad situation in our latest team news.

Young Bulls:

Youth players Tim Köhler, Lenny Hennig, Nuha Jatta, Winners Osawe and Yannick Eduardo have also been included in the squad for the training camp in La Manga.

Our squad in La Manga

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