Everton are scheduled to leave for Dubai after Saturday’s game at Middlesbrough for their annual mid-winter warm weather training. With the weekend of 18th-19th February scheduled for FA Cup football, the Blues find themselves free until February 25th when they host Sunderland in the Premier League.
Former manager Roberto Martinez had taken the team to Dubai last season as well, and to Qatar the previous season, also in the Middle East.
Koeman is expected to use the trip as a focused session to build teamwork and get the players ready for a hopeful charge up the table. Under the Dutchman last season, Southampton won seven of their last ten games to cruise into a Europa League spot and fans will be hoping for something similar this season.
When in Dubai, the teams stays at the Meydan Hotel and then use a private facility owned by the Dubai city governement for training. For Everton fans who live in the area or are planning to go to Dubai around that time, please contact the Everton Fans Dubai group. They currently have an official group scheduled to visit the training session on Wednesday 15th at 10am local time.
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