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Hyypia - The Players Will Be Pushed

Hyypia - The Players Will Be Pushed

New manager Sami Hyypia welcomes the players back for pre season training tomorrow and he's promised them that they will be pushed to their limits so they are in the best possible shape for the start of our new campaign.

Speaking to the Official Site our new gaffer explained that he couldn't wait to get going now, and he was looking forward to working with the players and seeing what he could get from them.

'I'm looking forward to the first training day and meeting all the players. I can't wait to start working here and prepare the team for the new season. Fitness is very important in football and you need to be able to run for 90 minutes and maybe even a bit more sometimes, but I would like to do most of the exercises with the ball. I like to push people to the limit and that's what we need during the season as well. We need to push ourselves to the limit and do the best we can in every game.'

Hyypia goes on to say that he simply demands '100%' from the players in terms of quality, concentration and application in every session that eh will host, but at the same time he wants the players to enjoy it, and have a laugh and he believes you can achieve both.

Of course, since taking on the role, Hyppia would've done his homework in terms of looking at DVD's and the like so he can start assessing the players, but there's nothing quite like seeing them in action to judge their strengths, weaknesses and finding those things he believes he can help them improve in and that will be his secondary main task in pre season now.

'My focus is now on getting to know all our players, their strengths, and weaknesses, and how they are as people, so I can handle them better.'

Hyypia is aware of the injury problems we had last campaign, and he's factoring that in because he knows we need a squad that can cope with that, and he admits that Andrew Crofts is still a few weeks away from joining the group, but he hopes he can return quickly and then play his part all season once he's fit again.

Our ambition as a club doesn't change under this manager though.

'I know the Championship is a tough league and many clubs would like to get promotion, but I'm quite confident that if we get a squad together, then we can be one of the main candidates for promotion to the Premier League.'

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Writer:BHA Admin
Date:Wednesday June 25 2014
Time: 7:05PM

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