The German fourth Division (Regionalliga Nordost) side RB Leipzig were away in Austria until Wednesday last week for their pre-season conditioning camp and since Friday Subrata Pal has been training with the senior team under the guidance of goalkeeper coach Perry Bräutigam, a former East Germany international goalkeeper.
Subrata is enjoying every moment of his stint with RB Leipzig as he reiterates the great facilities, organisation and the whole surroundings. The goalkeeping practice under Bräutigam is demanding and he is learning new methods of training while in Germany.
At the club Subrata is training with their goalkeepers, Swiss national Fabio Coltorti besides youngsters Andreas Kerner and Benjamin Bellot. Especially the 1.97 m Coltorti has impressed Subrata, who has played four years in the Spanish La Liga with Racing Santander besides Swiss giants Grasshopper Zurich and other clubs at home.
Subrata believes if given a chance he could play in Germany’s fourth division though physically it would be a challenge for him with most goalkeepers taller and stronger then him. But those who know Subrata will know, he is up for a challenge.
The two week trial-cum-training trip to Germany has been made possible by the Indian division of Red Bull, who are the owners of RB Leipzig, and who have signed a one year deal with Subrata Pal to help develop the goalkeeper further with his career.
Published with permission from Arunava about Football.