Winter preparation period to start

Four friendly matches before the league, cup and Europa League

This Wednesday our team are to start preparing again for the rest of the season. After starting with performance testing, the first training session follows on Thursday at the Taxham training centre. Our boys have four-and-a-half weeks of training in total, four friendly matches and a training camp available in order to get ready for the start of February - when we will be plunged into a fast and furious start with three home matches (v Sturm Graz, Austria Lustenau and AS Roma) in three different competitions. The first days of the new year will be intensive, as a consequence. We are to start training on Thursday before two sessions each on Friday and Saturday, with one session on Sunday morning scheduled by Matthias Jaissle.

Training schedule


Matthias Jaissle and his support team are well refreshed after the holiday and looking forward to the first phase of the preparation period:

We had an extremely intensive time in the months before the World Cup. The break did us a lot of good in allowing us to regain our strength and charge our batteries ahead of the second half of the season. We will give our all in order to be able to start the cup clash against Sturm in the best possible shape. We will need a top performance in that.

Matthias Jaissle

World Cup stars, returning men and Liefering youngsters

Three of our four World Cup participants will be there for the start of training. Only Luka Sucic, who played to the very end of the tournament with Croatia (third place) will start a little later on 8 January. Also returning to training are Amankwah Forson (from Altach) and Daouda Guindo (from St. Gallen). Promoted from FC Liefering is our youngster and co-operation player Karim Konate.


Preparation period

Here is the schedule of our 2023 winter preparation period:

  • Wednesday 4 January
    Performance testing
  • Thursday 5 January 10:30 CET
    Team training starts in Taxham
    Mixed Zone follows from 12:30 live on RBS TV
  • Friday 13 January, 18:00 CET (FC Bayern Campus)
    Friendly match: FC Bayern Munich v FC Red Bull Salzburg (live on RBS TV)
  • 14 January to 21 January
    Training camp in Marbella
  • Monday 16 January 16:00 CET (Marbella Football Center)
    Friendly match: FC Red Bull Salzburg v Sparta Prague (live on RBS TV)
  • Friday 20 January, 16:00 CET (Marbella Football Center)
    Friendly match: FC Red Bull Salzburg v Karlsruhe SC (live on RBS TV)
  • Saturday 28 January, 15:00 CET (Taxham training centre)
    Friendly match: FC Red Bull Salzburg v Slovan Bratislava (live on RBS TV)
  • Friday 3 February, 20:45 CET (Red Bull Arena)
    UNIQA ÖFB Cup quarter-finals: FC Red Bull Salzburg v SK Puntigamer Sturm Graz