26 June 2012
Realmadrid.com / Translation by Michael J. O'Donnell
The physical preparation Real Madrid players were subjected to during the campaign by Jose Mourinho and fitness trainer Rui Faria is proving to be key in the exceptional performances Madridistas are giving in the Euro 2012.
This phenomenal work also led the team to win the best La Liga championship in history. The Whites' coaching staff studies the minutes played by each player and take their age into account when coming up with customised workout and post-match recovery systems for each. This is why Madridistas are currently dominating the Euro 2012.
Their numbers in the tournament are overwhelming: Real Madrid players aren't just scoring goals or earning Man of the Match honours, but also enjoy the greatest playing time of all. Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe, Coentrao, Khedira, Ramos, Arbeloa and Casillas have played every minute of Spain's games; Ozil has only missed 12' with Germany, Benzema 14' with France and Alonso 25' with Spain. Real's ten footballers in the Euro have only missed 51 minutes collectively of the 3,600 minutes that have already taken place. Albiol is the only who has yet to play.
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