Tuesday 02 Jul
Updated Tuesday 02 Jul 21:00
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Video: Hammers hit the training pitches in Switzerland


The West Ham United squad were put through the first training session of their Swiss camp by Manuel Pellegrini and his backroom staff on Tuesday.

The players began their pre-season at Rush Green with screening and testing on Monday, before immediately flying out to Switzerland.

Then, on Tuesday morning, they hit the training pitches of local Swiss side FC Bad Regaz to be put through their paces.

In Pictures: Day one of training in Switzerland

The conditions were humid, with the skies alternating between sun and cloud - with a brief downpour of rain midway through the session - but the squad did not let that affect their focus.

Pellegrini, with assistant coach Ruben Cousillas, second assistant Enzo Maresca, fitness coach Jose Cabello and assistant fitness coach Felix Cao put on a circuit of drills, with and without the ball, to build up the players’ fitness levels ahead of the 2019/20 Premier League season.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper coach Xavi Valero took new signings Roberto and David Martin, along with youngsters Joseph Anang and Krisztian Hegyi for a session to work on their footwork, distribution and handling skills.

The hour-and-a-half-long session concluded with a training match, on a one-third size pitch.

The Hammers will hold another single session on Wednesday morning before upping the intensity of training with triple sessions on Thursday and Friday ahead of their opening pre-season fixture with Austrian Bundesliga outfit SCR Altach a week on Thursday.

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