HOME| EDITORIAL STAFF CONTACT US| RSS
      
Serie A ( Italy )

AS ROMA, Press conference with Cangelosi, Ferola and Modica

06.07.2012 22.00 by Transfer Market Web  read 1749
Source: As Roma
© foto di Alberto Fornasari

Zdenek Zeman's coaching staff were unveiled today at a press conference in Riscone di Brunico. Vincenzo Cangelosi (assistant coach), Roberto Ferola (fitness coach) and Giacomo Modica (first team technical collaborator) answered the questions of the waiting media.


Vincenzo Cangelosi: "I started working with Zeman in 1989 at Foggia and I've been with him ever since, apart from the year he spent working in Turkey. I couldn't go for family reasons."


Roberto Ferola: "My first experience in professional football began in 1988 when I worked under Giuseppe Materazzi at Lazio and I stayed for many years in the capital. When Zeman was at Roma I was at Modena, after which I've followed him wherever he's been. Last season I was at Pescara."


Giacomo Modica: "I had Zeman as a coach when I was a player, beginning with the Palermo Primavera side. I then moved to Licata and Messina. In 2000 when I stopped playing, I began working with him in Turkey, before following him to Salerno, Napoli, Avellino and Brescia. We spent 6 years apart and now I'm lucky enough to be back with him at Roma."


FITNESS WORK
Any work in training - be it fitness exercies, or relating to technique or tactics - is always prepared by Zeman himself. We carry out his instructions, our programme goes hand in hand with what the coach asks of the players on the pitch. What we'll do over the coming days is some basic work to bring all the players up the same fitness levels, to create the basis upon which the coach can work week to week. We do have a standard way of working, but we can alter things depending on the circumstances, as happened with the rain this morning. When will we begin ball-work in training? We start later this afternoon.
TOUR
It makes sense that the fitness work is geared towards our commitments in the USA, beginning on 22 July. Although they are all friendlies, we'll still take them seriously. We are AS Roma, we're a big club. The second part of training camp? The club are working on that and will release the dates as soon as they are finalised.
PROGRAMME
We're going to analyse our work over the whole period, rather than looking at it as two phases. We will almost always have double training sessions, with fitness work in the morning and tactics and technical work in the afternoon. As time wears on we will also intensify our fitness work. The work we're doing now aims to give the lads a fitness level which will see them through the entire season. We prioritise exercises using bodyweight rather than work in the gym. We want to avoid too much machine work in the gym. Totti? He's more mature after 13 years, but he certainly hasn't lost his enjoyment of the game. How is he physically? He's ready to train and that's the most important thing.
DIET
The nutritional programme has been developed with Doctor Angelini. The players eat very well, in moderation, and with a balanced diet which is tailor-made for professional athletes. We've done tests to check the constitution of each player. The players have their choice of vegetables, a starter, main, and fruit. The food will vary during the day, to ensure a balanced diet that is in line with the work done on the training ground.
FITNESS LEVELS
The players are very fit. Before the start of the season we gave them each an individual work-out plan and we can tell they all followed it. They are real professionals. Were some players fitter than others? It's only the second day, it's too early to say.
RISKS
We shouldn't talk in terms of risks when it comes to pre-season training but in terms of adaptation. Every player will need to adapt to the workload required of them, that's absolutely normal. Of course the players do have a few physical complaints here and there, but again that's normal. There are no risks.
FEELINGS
Has Zeman changed at all? Fundamentally no, but he has polished a few things. It's not a coincidence that people still say he's a modern coach, even though he started 30 years ago. He always introduces new ideas, thanks to his vast experience. He's a coach who always offers different approaches. What are the differences compared to his first spell at Roma? It's hard to say at the moment, we've only just started.
GOALKEEPERS
This period is the same for all the players, regardless of their position. Later the goalkeepers will go and work on specific things. They will still be considered part of the squad, they still need to know how the team moves and will move on the pitch, although they will have their own set area and specific training based on what the coach asks us to work on. Our current goalkeepers in the squad? We'll form an opinion on them once we get to know them better.

Other news Serie A ( Italy )
Other news
Highlight

PREMIER LEAGUE / Welbeck ends with the epic streak of Leicester

Leicester looked leave the triple combat without any scratch. With Liverpool and City defeated, could not add to his collection Arsenal. The Gunners had won only a leader the last twelve times they had met one. However, Arsenal are the only ones who have bowed out to Leicester (2

AC Milan interested in Fellaini

Italian club AC Milan have shown interest in Manchester United Midfielder Marouane Fellaini. Milan have reportedly been in contact with the 28-year
 

Luis Suarez would only go to Liverpool

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has said that if he wouldn't dismiss a return to the Premier League, but he would only ever go to Liverpool. &quo
 

PREMIER LEAGUE / Welbeck ends with the epic streak of Leicester

Leicester looked leave the triple combat without any scratch. With Liverpool and City defeated, could not add to his collection Arsenal. The Gunners h
 

EXCLUSIVE TRANFER MARKET / LIGUE 1 / PSG opens the door to Marquinhos

The coach of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Laurent Blanc said Friday that at the end of the season will decide on the future of Brazilian defender Marqui
 

EXCLUSIVE TMW / Bayern Munchen: A possible dismissal of Guardiola

Pep Guardiola could leave Bayern Munich before the end of the season, according to the Daily Express. The announcement of his departure to Manchester
 
   Editore: TC&C srl web content publisher since 1994 Partita IVA 01488100510