Methods used by the Argentine in training has won over athletes from the Santos team
Close to completing a month in charge of Santos, Ariel Holan already begins to collect compliments in the squad of the team. Gradually, the Argentine coach conquered the players with his new and different training methods, which he now applies in an inter-season atmosphere in Atibaia, not inside of São Paulo. In his first activity, on the 2nd of this month, the Argentine put no less than 50 players on the field. Even under-23 athletes participated in the training. This week, while the Paulistão is paralyzed, with games only from the 30th, the coach has surprised the players by dividing the training between defense and attack. “He split the cast in two. We defenders trained on the field first and then went to the gym. While we were working on the lawn, the offensive part was at the gym and only after we left did they go to the field. Trainings well focused on what the teacher wants to improve in all sectors and help a lot for us to grow in things that sometimes he cannot adjust when everyone in the squad is gathered on the lawn ”, reveals the defender Luan Peres.
The 26-year-old approved the new methodology. “It has been a great job and I am learning a lot from him. The defender has to be complete for the teacher and I think this is very valid, because modern football requires it. And the modern quarterback has to be exactly the way he really wants ”, comments. Known for using technology in his work, Holan has paid special attention to high intensity training, as he did Jorge Sampaoli. “Professor Ariel is a very intense guy, he has been putting intensity on training and diversifying even more in training. So, we are very happy for the work in the field ”, said Felipe Jonatan.
“An example that is already putting rhythms in the games. Against Deportivo Lara, we put more possession of the ball. So, we are managing to put in training, and little by little he will put his face (in the team) ”, completed the left-back. However, contrary to what happened under the command of Sampaoli, the activities at CT Rei Pelé, and now also in Atibaia, are marked by the more pleasant climate created by the coach himself. “He is a very cheerful, spontaneous, outgoing person at the CT and at the concerts,” said Felipe Jonatan.
* With information from Estadão Content