Prato allo Stelvio, 9 July 2019 – The Crociati were put through their paces today in the splendid setting of Prato allo Stelvio as they returned to training for the first time ahead of the 2019/20 Serie A season.

This morning, the team were divided into two groups: all of the players underwent fitness tests with specialist staff from the Mapei Sport Research Centre. In the afternoon, Coach D’Aversa had his team work on core stability, and this was then followed by warm-up exercises, a focus on applied technique and ball possession work. The session concluded with a practice match on a reduced section of the pitch and a second round of fitness work.

Ahead of his move being officially confirmed, Simone Colombi joined in with the session. Tomorrow, on Wednesday 10 July, two further public sessions are in store: the first one will begin at 10:00 CEST, while the second one is set to start at 17:30.