Luka Modric was pitched straight into fitness work and then football training on his first day at our Spanish training camp.
The Croatian star arrived in Spain on Thursday night and on Friday morning, joined fellow later arrivals Didier Zokora and Gilberto and the rest of the lads for an 8.15am departure to the nearby golf course.
However, as most of the squad took part in a morning session with a difference of tennis, golf and football within the confines of a paddle tennis court (a smaller-sized tennis court), Luka, Didier and Gilberto were straight into their fitness training.
First Team coach Marcos Alvarez explained: "They will have longer running sessions in the first week but we have to combine that with their football training."
The squad - including the trio - then returned to the beach for more power sprinting in the sand before the evening's football session with an exercise of maintaining possession played at an intense pace before short-sided games over half a pitch.