Real Zaragoza shortens pre-season at Boltaña and returns home this Tuesday

We saw it coming for 24 hours and at the beginning of the afternoon of this Monday, July 18, the Royal Zaragoza confirmed that its pre-season preparation phase in Boltana (Huesca) is suspended in advance and that the expedition will return home Tuesday at noon, four days earlier than expected.

The main reason revolves around the hospitalization and the absence of the coach, Juan Carlos Carcedo, who was transferred last Saturday afternoon from the Barceló Monasterio hotel in Boltaña to the Clínico Universitario hospital in Zaragoza after suffering from heart disease. But there are more reasons. Among them, another important one is the heat wave and high temperatures – very high, 40 degrees – that affect the Aragonese Pyrenees and which, according to weather reports, will not subside for the whole week just started, that is, during the planned period of Real Zaragoza’s stay in Valle del Ara (the departure from the hotel was scheduled for Saturday 23, after lunch, to go directly to Lleida to play there the agreed friendly match).

The club issued a brief statement to their own media in which they explain their decision: “Real Zaragoza will continue their pre-season in Zaragoza from next Wednesday. After a morning workout, heThe expedition will return from Boltaña to the Aragonese capital this Tuesday the afternoon to continue his preparation at the Ciudad Deportiva. The decision was taken with the aim that our coach Juan Carlos Carcedo, to whom the doctors recommended to stay in Zaragoza as a precaution, could continue to personally supervise the preparation of the 22-23 season and follow in detail the evolution of the players”says the full text in its first paragraph.

And it concludes as follows: “The team will maintain its initial plan at all times, the only change being the transfer to the training center in Zaragoza. On Wednesday, the scheduled game against Deportivo Aragón will be played at Ciudad Deportiva as the first friendly of the pre-season at 7:00 p.m.he concludes.

Thus, given the fact that the Zaragoza team only trained once (on Saturday morning) upon their arrival in Boltaña, since the afternoon session was suspended and the team was treated to a party on Sunday, with the two rehearsals on Monday and Farewell on Tuesday morning, There will be only four presences of Real Zaragoza on the ground of Villaboya in this atypical and historic pre-season, due to its singularities, in the city of Sobrarbe.

So Wednesday, the team will resume their routines behind closed doors at the Ciudad Deportiva and will return to its habitat in new operating coordinates which were established at the beginning of this new era in SAD. These three and a half days in Boltaña will go down in history as something outside of this work orbit that happens for the company’s immediate future.

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