Trainer Christian Ilzer: ‘We started our preparation with a clear plan and we are going through with it. The training camp is a normal training week in which we keep our rhythm. We will be spending a lot of time together in Turkey, so we can talk more about details.’
The ‘Violets’ get to the Hotel Mega Saray on Friday evening due to the two-hour time difference. The first training session therefore takes place on Saturday morning.
The training camp ends with a double test game against two international first division teams. Austria Wien will play against FK Dnipro from Ukraine and MFK Zemplín Michalovce from Slovakia on Thursday, January 30th.
‘We are aiming for every player to be able to give everything for 90 minutes, as they were during the last two test games for 45 minutes. Then we'll see roughly where we stand,’ says Ilzer.
Goal: Ivan Lucic, Patrick Pentz and Mirko Kos
Defence: Andreas Poulsen, Maudo Jarjué, Stephan Zwierschitz, Florian Klein, Erik Palmer-Brown, Christoph Martschinko, Alexandar Borkovic, Johannes Handl
Midfield: James Jeggo, Vesel Demaku, Niels Hahn, Maximilian Sax, Alexander Grünwald, Dominik Prokop, Thomas Ebner, Manprit Sarkaria
Attack: Benedikt Pichler, Christoph Monschein, Sterling Yateke, Bright Edomwonyi, Alon Turgeman
Not included: Christian Schoissengeyr (knee surgery), Dominik Fitz (abdominal muscles)
Goal: Fatih Bayram, Sandali Conde
Defence: Pascal Macher, Lukas Prokop, Stefan Jonović, Esad Bejic, Jan Gassmann, Matteo Meisl, Michael Blauensteiner, Leonardo Ivkic
Midfield: Stefan Radulović, Matthias Braunöder, Armand Smrcka, Anouar El Moukhantir, Facundo Perdomo, Simon Radostits, Michael Hutter, Muharem Huskovic
Attack: Josef Pross, Stefan Urlaub, Csaba Mester
Not included: Mathias Gindl, Aleksandar Jukic (army), Silvio Apollonio (ligament rupture)