Barcelona – Barcelona started under Xavi Hernandez on Tuesday with the first news imposed by the new coach. With the preparatory session scheduled for eleven in the morning in Ciudad Deportiva, Xavi and his crew arrived at the club’s facilities a few minutes after eight thirty, with the players called for nine hours, two hours before the start of training.
If on Monday Xavi highlighted, in his official presentation, the essential points of his project, with particular emphasis on the “requirements” and “standards” that should govern the work, on his first working day, he implemented them without fail. He made it clear to his players that this demand would be absolute.
President Joan Laporta also traveled to Ciudad Deportiva, where he introduced the new coach to the footballers, encouraging them to move forward in the new phase that begins before Xavi’s first talk, which showed his confidence in them. of the new mandatory daily operating regulations.
From the start, all players must arrive at the facilities 90 minutes before the start of training. Thus, the pictures of football players getting into their car in a hurry will disappear fifteen minutes before the sessions that have been so popular lately. Everyone will have breakfast in the Sports City, and by the decision of the coach, there will be days when they will also have lunch in the dining room at the disposal of the staff.
The fines that disappeared during the Ernesto Valverde stage will return, and there will be a curfew for players in the two days before the match. This is a duty to have at a specific time in their homes. Likewise, the ban imposed by Pep Guardiola on footballers to practice sports that are dangerous or considered unsuitable and which will be specified in the code prepared by the new coach will be restored.
The change of habits, which Xavi wanted to clarify from the first day, was added to the change of faces around the team, as there were many replacements among the staff, which, together with the new assistant coach, led to the departure of both the team president. Physiotherapists, Gwangju Brau, as well as physical trainer Albert Roca.
Numerous absences due to injuries or due to national team matches that directly affect Barcelona’s first team caused the coach to call up seven players from Quarry, Arnao Comas, Mika Marmol, Alvaro Sanz, Elias Akhmash, Abdi, Gutgla and Aranda.
Among the first-team players, Xavi could only be in training grandsonOscar Mingueza Samuel UmtitiAnd Riqui PuigAnd Luke de Jong And Inaki Peña, although he was able to talk to him Sergino DestNico HoRick Garcia And pedry, who are in the final stage of their recovery and could be ready to play in the derby against Espanyol, as well as Gerard Bikothat it, Sergio AgueroAnd Ansu FatiAnd Ousmane Dembeleit’s y Martin Braithwaite.
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