Real Madrid's first training day of the 2011-2012 season

Real Madrid made yesterday the first pre-season training at UCLA in the North Athletic Field, for two hours. Mourinho is not one of those coaches who order the players to run around the field. From the first minute, Real Madrid players were with the ball.

Mourinho in the Real Madrid's first training day
Real Madrid's first training day of the 2011-2012 season

New signings Sahin, Callejon, Varane and Coentrao worked out with their teammates for the first time. Physical exercises and ball work took centre stage. The players did stretching and muscle strengthening workouts before tackling ball exercises in obstacle courses comprising poles that the players had to avoid with their feet at different paces. Goalkeepers Casillas, Adan, Tomas Mejias and Jesus worked out with Silvinio Louro.

The training began with a half hour ahead on time schedule and under the watchful eye of Zidane, who premiered his new duties as director of football for the first team. The Frenchman was not giving orders as Mourinho's assistants (Karanka, Rui Faria, Morais and Louro), but was on the field and was one of the most requested by the public. Close to 200 people supported the squad from the entrance of the facilities.

First to arrive were the Portuguese-Brazilian quartet made ​​up of Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Marcelo and Coentrao. The signings of Real Madrid knew for the first time the method of Mourinho. Sahin proved to be one hundred percent after his knee injury, Varane was guarded by Benzema at all times and Callejon took part ​​with the Spanish group, including the home-grown players.

Real Madrid held its second working session in the afternoon at 5:00 pm (Local Time). For today's session will also double training. Fans and students who came to the UCLA facilities could not see the Real Madrid's training, but today, Real Madrid will train open to the public.

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