13.09.2017Bayer 04

Retsos starts full training

After new signing Panagiotis Retsos initially completed individual training sessions following his arrival at Leverkusen he has now joined his team-mates in full training on Wednesday 13 September.

Heiko Herrlich is holding seven training sessions  this week ahead of the home game against SC Freiburg  – and the Wednesday morning workout saw the new face of Panagiotis Retsos on the training ground. The 19-year-old completed his first training sessions at Leverkusen one-to-one as he picked up a knee injury  during the international break in Greece's 0-0 draw with Estonia. That  match was his first full international appearance.
While Dominik Kohr and Charles Aránguiz, who both picked up knocks in the game against Mainz, trained individually at the start of the week, Julian Baumgartlinger returned to full training on Monday afternoon after recovering from  flu. And Jonathan Tah, who was struggling with a muscular problem, completed his first individual session on Tuesday morning. He had to drop out of the Wednesday session after the warm-up routine due to a back problem but Heiko Herrlich is confident the central defender will rejoin his team-mates on the training ground by the end of the week .
There is good news on Tin Jedvaj who started light training  following recovery from his fractured shin. However, as he missed all the pre-season , it will be  a while before he is back to full training.
No update on Alario
While the squad moved to the Ulrich Haberland Stadium after the warm-up to work on team tactics in an eleven versus eleven format, Lucas Alario was working on final training. Bayer 04 are still waiting for the Argentinean to get permission to play.

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