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23.04.2009 12:51

No rest for players

Berta Brau / Vanessa Forns

The players were back on the training ground on Thursday morning after the previous night’s victory against Sevilla. The next match is away to Valencia on Saturday so the team has only two days to prepare.

Speaking to reporters at the post match press conference, Josep Guardiola stressed the importance of retaining “a competitive tone” given the glut of key matches in all three competitions over the coming days. “We can’t stop now. We can’t believe anything because it’s too good”.

Two days to prepare Valencia clash

The win against Sevilla is now history and the players now have to focus on the next match against Valencia. This morning (Thursday) the players went through their paces behind closed doors at the Joan Gamper sports complex in what was the first of only two training sessions before the players travel to Valencia on Saturday morning.

Cáceres with laryngitis

The entire squad was available for training apart from long term injury victim Milito and Cáceres, who missed training due to the laryngitis that kept him out of contention for the Sevilla game. Also taking part were Longás, Rueda and Córcoles from Barça Atlètic

No pause until Wednesday

Whatever the result in the Mestalla stadium, the players will report for training on Sunday to start preparing Tuesday’s Champions League match. There will be further sessions on Monday and on Tuesday morning. Once again Guardiola will have little time to work with his players.
No rest for players
Next session Friday 11 am
The next – and final- training session before the Valencia game will take place at the Joan Gamper sports complex on Friday morning at 11 o’clock. The players will then report back to the Camp Nou on Saturday at 10.30 am from where they will go to Barcelona airport to catch the flight to Valencia, where they are due to arrive at 12.25. Immediately after the match the team will fly back to Barcelona.

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