Zeman bans coffee and cake at Roma
Zdenek Zeman has returned to the Trigoria training complex 13 years after his first spell in charge and has wasted no time stamping his authority on the Giallorossi.
After leading Pescara to the Serie B title in May, the Czech coach is quickly installing his philosophy of attacking football combined with his gruelling physical regime to the Roma side.
As the player’s returned to training yesterday, they were put through a multitude of tests with the main focus on speed, which plays a key part in Zeman’s 4-3-3 model.
Alongside the physical work, the tactician also implemented a strict new dietary regime. The coach has kicked off the diet by banning coffee and cake for the next 10 days, while demanding that players eat less carbohydrates, and much less protein.
The Giallorossi will be travelling north to Riscone to begin their pre-season ritiro and spent the day preparing at Roma’s training complex.
Reports from this mornings Gazzetta dello Sport announced Zeman has also decided to extend the players’ pre-season work, with a second nine-day training retreat to Austria in early August.