Though the team looked fatigued at Orlando, de Boer said he was impressed by energy and effort in Monday’s training session.
“I think two days of ‘cold weather’ helped also a little bit in our recovery,” de Boer said. “I was surprised how fresh they looked today and how concentrated they were. It’s a big game coming up. But a lot of confidence out of this training. They looked really, really good.”
Midfielder Julian Gressel said playing for a trophy always helps.
“... I've said it before, I think finals, your head is in a different area,” he said. “You just think about it differently and your body also will just feel differently. I'll be 100 percent up for it tomorrow and I'm already buzzing. I can't wait to get out there tomorrow and play that game at home and hopefully win another trophy.”