AS Monaco coach Robert Moreno revealed on the AS Monaco website details of the situation that his team is facing during this confinement period.
To avoid his players losing the momentum of the past eight months while awaiting an imminent return to the Ligue, the Spanish coach revealed the secrets of this very particular training context.
Nearly a week after their last group session, Robert Moreno’s men are confined to their homes like the rest of the Monegasque population. They have not had any training sessions since last Friday. It is an exceptional context, which is not preventing the ASM coach and his staff from continuing to work, anticipating the resumption of the championship.
Despite the suspension of group trainings, the ASM players are adapting to the new individual sessions in order to stay in good shape. ASM’s fitness trainer Juanjo Del Ojo and doctor Lluis Til-Pérez explained how it all works.
“From the start, Juanjo (Del Ojo), our physical trainer, and his team started working on individual plans. This was all done in coordination with Doctor Lluis Til and Juanjo Morillas, the team’s nutritionist,” says Robert Moreno. “We have thought about the needs for each player: if they have a gym or they don’t, the equipment that could be provided, his dietary needs etc. All of this has led us to create a tailor-made program for everyone.”
“We have thought about the needs for each player: if they have a gym or they don’t, the equipment that could be provided, his dietary needs etc. All of this has led us to create a tailor-made program for everyone,” Robert Moreno added. “Finally, you have to make sure that the players are in the best possible condition to be able to concentrate fully on their work. Marc (Sellares), our psychologist, and Bernard (Veronico), the team manager, take care of it.”
“Technology is fundamental to today’s football. Even more so in a situation like this. To allow players to find the necessary motivation, we make sure that everyone can keep track of themselves, but also their teammates; all while keeping a playful spirit,” explained ASM’s coach. “Technology allows us to have daily contact with the players, in different ways, to allow them to work better. And it works well because players are very attentive to their condition, and very receptive to these tools.”