After a poor start in the Premier League, Norwich has unveiled a new £750k training simulator.
Norwich City signed a slew of players over the summer in the hopes of avoiding relegation this season, but they’ve struggled so far, and they’re hoping that new technology may help them out.
Norwich City have had a bad start to the Premier League season, finishing bottom of the table, but there is optimism that their recent investment in a new training simulator may help them turn things around.
The Canaries have only one point after seven games, drawing 0-0 with Burnley last time out to snap a six-match losing streak.
The East Anglian team has shown that they can easily dominate the Championship, but they have struggled to make the move up to the Premier League.
Prior to the start of this season, Daniel Farke’s team appeared to be more capable of adjusting to life in the Premier League. They made a £33 million sale to Aston Villa for star winger Emiliano Buendia and used the money to buy fresh players.
Milot Rashica, Dimitrios Giannoulis, Angus Gunn, Ben Gibson, Pierre Lees-Melou, Joshua Sargeant, Christos Tzolis, Mathias Normann, and Ozan Kabak were all brought in to complete a massive overhaul at Carrow Road.
They have signed exciting young prospects Billy Gilmour from Chelsea and Manchester United full-back Brandon Williams on loan, but Farke’s squad still appears destined for relegation.
Instead, the German coach may be hoping that the latest technology installed at Norwich’s training facility will have a more immediate impact on the team.
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The club has presented a new £750,000 piece of kit dubbed SoccerBot360, which allows players to mimic a match experience and measure their passing ability, according to BBC News.
SoccerBot360 has a huge circular screen that displays several match scenarios and training routines.
Players can then kick the ball towards the screens to replicate what is happening, while cameras and screens capture data to assist them better their performance in the future.
Norwich’s head of data and innovation, John Iga, discussed how he expects technology to assist the club’s next crop of youthful talent.
“There’s evidence that the next generation of players will have to be much better in terms of performance.” The news is summarized by Brinkwire.