A time for optimism, pre-pre-season is all chatting with team-mates about how this season will be ‘our year’, maybe eyeing up some new boots and daydreaming about that top-corner-screamer you’re going to net in the cup final.
Pre-season itself, however, is another matter entirely; a nightmarish month-and-a-half of hill-sprints, squat-jumps and wondering how your touch could desert you so drastically in such a small amount of time.
Thankfully, Puma are here to help – and they’ve even brought a few friends along who might be able to teach you a thing or two.
Starting this week on the Puma Youtube Channel, some of the current stars who wear the FormStripe will be sharing some tips and drills to help you go back to training with a bit of an edge.
Starring Michael Carrick, Adam Llanna and Steven Caulker, the first batch of videos might not revolutionise your game, but King-wearer Carrick’s video in particular is a great reminder on how to make space in a crowded central midfield.
With videos on the horizon slated to include Mikel Arteta and other Puma athletes, we’re already looking forward to some more tips from the pro’s to take into our game this year.
Any tips in particular you found handy? Let us know in the comments!