“Courage will be a factor”

<p >&#13; <h3 ><b >Tuesday marked the start of preparations for Saturday’s upcoming home fixture against Hannover 96. Leonardo Bittencourt was back in team training for the first time after overcoming his groin injury.</b ></h3 >&#13; </p ><p > <p ><span lang="EN-US" >The temperatures remain icy in Cologne but the sun was shining down on the training pitch on Tuesday. The team got back to work with some basic athletic exercises followed by a passing game with the intensity of a match. Back in training for the first time since suffering a groin injury was Leonardo Bittencourt. Whether Leo will be fit to play on Saturday remains to be seen. “We have to evaluate him from day to day,” said FC head coach Stefan Ruthenbeck. “The training sessions will become more intense so we will have to see how his body reacts. Maybe he will be an option in two to three weeks.”</span >&#13;</p > <p ><span lang="EN-US" >With the disappointment of Saturday’s defeat to Frankfurt and Monday’s carnival celebration in the rear window, FC are fully focused on the upcoming home fixture against Hannover 96. Coach Ruthenbeck promises to “show a different side” of his team. FC will need to find the right balance between risk and stability to defeat a team that currently finds itself in the middle of the table. “Hannover are similar to Frankfurt and can be a difficult opponent, with quick players in attack. Courage will be a factor,” said Ruthenbeck.</span ></p > </p >

Tuesday marked the start of preparations for Saturday’s upcoming home fixture against Hannover 96. Leonardo Bittencourt was back in team training for the first time after overcoming his groin injury.

The temperatures remain icy in Cologne but the sun was shining down on the training pitch on Tuesday. The team got back to work with some basic athletic exercises followed by a passing game with the intensity of a match. Back in training for the first time since suffering a groin injury was Leonardo Bittencourt. Whether Leo will be fit to play on Saturday remains to be seen. “We have to evaluate him from day to day,” said FC head coach Stefan Ruthenbeck. “The training sessions will become more intense so we will have to see how his body reacts. Maybe he will be an option in two to...

Tuesday marked the start of preparations for Saturday’s upcoming home fixture against Hannover 96. Leonardo Bittencourt was back in team training f...

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