Pre-season continues for the Parisians

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After a week of intense pre-season work, Thomas Tuchel's squad will enjoy a day off before heading into their first friendlies of the summer.

Back in the French capital since Monday, Thomas Tuchel's men ended their first week of pre-season training on Saturday. After undergoing a barrage of fitness and medical tests, the Rouge-et-Bleu pulled on their boots for the first time this summer on Wednesday at the Ooredoo Training Centre.

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It was an opportunity to not only to build fitness but also get used to having the ball at their feet again, sometimes across two training sessions a day. They were intense sessions, all the better to set the squad up for the 2019/20 campaign and the pre-season friendlies coming up.

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The club's four summer recruits - Ander Herrera, Pablo Sarabia, Marcin Bulka and Mitchel Bakker - got the chance to get a better feel for their new environment with Herrera in particular already looking at ease as he talked some of his new teammates through things on the training pitch.

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After a day off on Sunday, the squad will be back on the training pitch on Monday for a double session before the trip to Germany where a friendly with Dynamo Dresden awaits on Tuesday.