Lucien Favre (c.) will once again be putting the Gladbach players through their paces in Belek (© Imago)
Lucien Favre (c.) will once again be putting the Gladbach players through their paces in Belek (© Imago)
Bundesliga

Winter training camp guide: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Mönchengladbach - Borussia Mönchengladbach make their fifth trip to the Turkish township of Belek on Thursday in preparation for the start of the 2014/15 Rückrunde later this month.

Rhineland guests

The Foals went into the winter break occupying fourth place in the Bundesliga standings, and could hardly have asked for a more idyllic setting for their mid-winter preparations along the Mediterranean Sea.

Lucien Favre's troops will put their noses to the grindstone on two FIFA-standard pitches at the Maxx Royal Belek Golf Resort, where they'll be spending seven nights before returning to Mönchengladbach on 15 January. Fourth Division outfit Viktoria Köln are also booked in for a short stay of their own.

As well as having training facilities on their doorstep, the players are also only a stone's throw from the shingle and sandy beaches of the Turkish Riviera, where temperatures are likely to peak at a comfortable 18ºC.