Freiburg - After nine days in Sotogrande, a town perched on the Mediterranean Sea in the deep south of Spain, SC Freiburg returned on Monday to a Black Forest which probably seemed colder than ever. Not even the chill of the German climes, however, could sap club coach Christian Streich’s positivity after his troops’ efforts at their winter training camp.

One man who has arrived to help Freiburg "get it right" in front of goal is striker Nils Petersen (pictured, l.), a loan signing from fellow strugglers SV Werder Bremen, and for whom fitness might have been an issue after only 222 minutes of action this season. "Nils brings plenty of experience," Streich added. "He’s integrated really well, although that usually happens here because the players get on well with their new colleagues. Nils knows where the goal is, has good movement, a real presence in the box and is strong in the air. These qualities will benefit us."

Another newcomer to impress during Freiburg's time in Sotogrande was Mats Möller Daehli (pictured, r.), although Streich is aware that the highly rated Norwegian midfielder may need more time to settle in than Petersen due to his age. "He’s a really good footballer, who finds space well, has a good tempo to his play and is very elusive," said the Freiburg supremo. "However, he needs to improve his off-the-ball play and develop physically. We shouldn’t forget, he’s only 19."