Under Beilsa we were fit and could out run any other team. Under Jesse Marsh we always look under done and under Garcia we looked like league 2 fit levels. Story doing the rounds that Big Sam was shocked at the players levels of fitness and training standards. Could one of the problems be our players are just not fit enough for the EPL?
We know Bamford's body (i say weak willed mind) only allows him to partially complete training sessions.
We know Forshaw has been out alot due to injury.
We know Cooper due to injury hadn't trained much.
We know Rutter had not played a game in almost 20 weeks when he got to us.
We know Struijk, Firpo and Kristensen all had a couple of soft tissue injuries.
Gnonto has had knee soreness,
Summerville has had ankle injury.
Sinesterra has been injured since Australia.
Ayling had injuries in the early season.
Rodrigo has been injured.
Adams is injured.
Roca first season of football in 3 years due to being glued to bench in Germany.
That leaves Harrison, Koch and Aaronson who have been available to constantly train. Could this be the reason they seem to resemble League 2 footballers?
Surely the 49ERS need to do a immediate review of our sports science department.