Sky Blues head coach wants to ensure every player is fully prepared for the new season.
Sydney FC coach Frank Farina is working his players to the bone on their tour of Italy after putting them through a gruelling double session on Tuesday.
The Sky Blues squad were made to sweat as they toiled on the practice field at the Stadio Comunale Picchi in Jesolo just 24-hours before they take on Padova – the club that discovered Alessandro Del Piero – in the the first of their six match trip.
For the 11 players that will start at the Stadio Euganeo on Wednesday there was a brief respite with Farina admitting the coaching and conditioning staff are doing their best to ensure his team are fully prepared.
“There is a little bit of juggling with workloads for the players starting the game but we have to remember the primary focus of the trip is to get everyone ready to go for the start of the A-League and we have to work hard through this tour to achieve that,” he told Football Australia.
“I’ve been impressed with the way the players have gone about their work and with the final session out of the way, we can now look forward to what will be a special occasion.”
After the warm-up match with Padova tonight Sydney play Udinese Stadio Comunale Picchi on Thursday evening before a four day rest ahead of their next game.