South Korean soccer fans were treated to a high-level training session from triple-triumphant Manchester City of England.
City will play the second leg of the Coupang Series against Atletico Madrid (Spain) at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on July 30.
City held an open training session at Seoul World Cup Stadium a day before the match against Atletico Madrid.
More than 20,000 people attended the open training session to see first-hand how City’s training sessions are organized and structured, and it was hard to find an empty seat in the stands on the first floor of the Seoul World Cup Stadium.
Soccer fans enjoyed watching the team that won the English Premier League (EPL) last season, as well as the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.
English Premier League’s Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne trains during an open training session ahead of their match against Spanish Primera League side Atletico Madrid at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea, on July 29.
Fans were especially excited when Elling Holland, the EPL’s top scorer last season, got the ball and took a shot. Kevin De Bruyne, Jack Grealish, and Bernardo Silva’s movements and touches on the ball also had fans cheering.
The City players were also very active in fan service, waving to the crowd.
The laid-back attitude of the City squad changed when they got down to business. When a mini-game was played at the end of the session, the players took their training seriously and were ready to win.
Fans enjoyed the training session, applauding loudly whenever the players made a spectacular move and scored a goal.
The City players thanked the fans by walking together around the stadium after the training session, as instructed by Pep Guardiola. De Bruyne in particular waved to the fans as he circled the pitch by himself. The fans cheered loudly for the players, who showed a high level of commitment to training and a high level of skill.
“We’re going to train in good shape and work hard in the game,” Guardiola said at the press conference, adding, 토토사이트 “I’m happy to be able to play against such a strong team as Atletico Madrid.”