- Claude Puel praised Leicester City’s focus during their pre-season visit to France
- The Foxes spent a week on the training pitch in Évian-les-Bains
- City headed back to England on Saturday afternoon
- Puel says his players will now have two days’ rest before returning to training
Each day, a series of intense sessions put the Foxes through their paces, readying them for another challenging campaign in England’s top flight.
For Puel, it was important for his men to focus when required, as well as showing team spirit when tackling some testing tasks together.
Speaking to LCFC TV, Puel said: “I think it was interesting. It was an interesting training camp with a very good atmosphere, feeling, focus and concentration about the work.
Claude Puel passes on instructions as his stars train in France.
“Also, it was sometimes it was amazing with the mountain for example, on the bikes. It was great to change our work. It was a good experience for the players, the squad and the staff also.
“It was good and I am happy about the quality and the hard work on the pitch. We will see next week.”
Puel says he was also pleased with how well the Club’s youngsters were integrated into the first team set-up out in France.
“The mix between experienced players and young players, it was interesting to see all this good work and now it’s important to come back with two days’ rest,” he continued.
“After, we will start our friendly games next week. Step by step, I think we will build a good collective with good young players also.
“We will see next week, some international players will come back also. Step by step, they will come back in the squad to give more strength and possibilities. For the moment, I am happy about the squad.”
The mix between experienced players and young players, it was interesting to see all this good work and now it’s important to come back with two days’ rest.Claude Puel LCFC TV
The City boss believes the Foxes now have a good understanding of how difficult other sports can be following their 12-kilometre bike ride from Morzine to Avoriaz – a stage belonging to the Tour de France.
“I think it was interesting to look at the effort and the energy to cycle along the Tour de France [route],” he added. “We made a race in one mountain and sometimes in a day they run five courses, five mountains.
“It’s crazy but it’s nothing what we can do on the pitch. It’s no comparison. It’s a good feeling to look at other sports and other difficulties people can have. I am happy about this.”
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