Skip menu

Main menu

Content menu

Top of page


Link to related content


12.02.2009 18:08

Everyone but Márquez

Marc Guillén / Vanessa Forns

Guardiola had all of his internationals back for training on Thursday apart from Rafa Márquez, who after playing against the USA in Columbus (Ohio) was not able to make it back in time.

The main focus of Thursday’s training session was the game this weekend against Betis. Other than Rafa Márquez, this was the first session of the week at which the full squad was together, with the majority of the players only having just got back from international duty.

Four Barça Atlètic players

QM3D4252.jpgThe session took place at the Ciudad Deportiva and involved the participation of four players from Barça Atlètic, all of whom are suspended and can’t play their official game this weekend, namely Verdés, Botia, Abraham and Jonathan. The injured Carles Puyol and Milito, meanwhile, were there but trained in isolation from the rest.

Recovery for some

QM3D4198.jpgThe ten players that appeared in all or most of their respective international matches, Piqué, Xavi, Iniesta, Eto'o, Touré, Cáceres, Messi, Abidal, Henry and Gudjohnsen, went through the usual recovery routine of jogging and stretching exercises.

But Bojan and Dani Alves, who played their games on Tuesday, trained normally. So did Sergio Busquets, who didn’t get to play for Spain against England, and Keita, who trained on Wednesday having come to an agreement to be excused from the friendly game for Mali.
Everyone but Márquez
Franz Hoek on visit
The former Barça goalkeeping coach in the days of Louis van Gaal stopped by to watch the training session given by Pep Guardiola at the Ciudad Deportiva Joan Gamper. At the start of the session he made a point of going over to say hello to the players, and particularly those that were in the squad when he was a member of the coaching staff, such as Xavi.

Top of page

Back to top

Related content

Football News

Back to top
Top of page