Real Madrid Players Train in Futuristic Masks Ahead of New Season

Real Madrid Players Train in Futuristic Masks Ahead of New Season

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at August 9, 2023 at 8:43 AM
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  • Real Madrid fitness coach Antonio Pintus has come up with a unique training routine for the pre-season
  • Notable team members like Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric were seen training in futuristic masks
  • Real Madrid will begin their quest to regain the La Liga title with a game vs Athletic Bilbao on August 12

Real Madrid's technology-infused training session has ignited a frenzy on social media after images of their cutting-edge masks emerged.

The Spanish powerhouse is in preparation mode for the pending 2023-24 La Liga campaign, scheduled to kick off on August 12 with a match against Athletic Bilbao.

Real Madrid, Luka Modric, futuristic masks, Predator, Antonio Pintus
Eduardo Camavinga, Luka Modric among other Real Madrid players trained in Predator-like masks. Photo credit: @realmadriden
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Following a pre-season marked by a sporadic sequence of results, including two victories and two losses in four matches, there has been amplified discourse urging Los Blancos to bolster their roster.

The departure of veteran, Karim Benzema, who embarked on a new journey with Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia, has accentuated the need for a substantial replacement.

While Joselu has been enlisted, the spotlight remains on out-of-favour PSG star, Kylian Mbappe, as the prime contender to step into the considerable void left by his compatriot.

However, the acquisition of Jude Bellingham, who clinched the accolade of Bundesliga Player of the 2022/23 Season, alongside Turkish prodigy, Arda Guler, casts a promising glow on the club's future.

Madrid trains in futuristic masks

In anticipation of the upcoming season, snapshots capturing Carlo Ancelotti's squad undergoing rigorous training under the guidance of fitness coach, Antonio Pintus, have captured widespread attention.

The players were captured sprinting while donning state-of-the-art masks.

Notable figures like Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric were pictured engaged in conditioning and workload exercises, wearing substantial masks under Pintus' guidance.

Why do Madrid players wear masks?

As reported by GOAL, the masks - drawing parallels to the one donned by Bane in the acclaimed 2012 movie, The Dark Knight Rises, serve the main purpose of replicating the effects of high-altitude training.

The outcomes of these tests will play a pivotal role in enabling Pintus to formulate a personalised training regimen that aligns with each individual's specific needs.

The Real Madrid fitness coach has established a reputation for innovative approaches to fitness and training, designed to elicit optimal performance from his players.

Ancelotti reveals Real Madrid's problems

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Carlo Ancelotti suggesting the club's pre-season tour has revealed Real Madrid's major weakness heading into the 2023/24 season - their defence.

Los Blancos conceded three goals in as many games during their pre-season tour after they were defeated 3-1 by Italian giants, Juventus, in their final game before the new term.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.