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18.07.2008 14:05

Eto’o, Keita and Alves back on Saturday


Samuel Eto'o, Seydou Keita and Daniel Alves are all due to report for medical tests and their first day of pre-season training on Saturday morning.

At 8.30am, the trio will report for duty at Camp Nou after being granted a few extra days holiday due to their participation in their respective country's World Cup 2010 qualifiers . After undergoing the obligatory medical tests, all of the players will be integrated into the squad for training.

Testing times

presentacio_keita_x22x.jpgLionel Messi and Aliaksandr Hleb will join Eto'o, Keita and Alves for the analytical tests on their blood before going across to the Miniestadi where they will undergo tests on strength, resistance and speed. Messi has already returned to training, after coming back on Tuesday, while Hleb enjoyed his first with his new team-mates on Friday.

One session

prensa_01.jpgGuardiola has only pencilled in one training session for Saturday and that will start at 9.30am in the Miniestadi. The coaches have decided to give the players the afternoon off. If the five players that are due to undergo the medical tests finish those before training has ended, then they will join in for the time that is left.
Eto’o, Keita and Alves back on Saturday
Three Euro champions
Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta will be the final players to return to the squad, with all of them due to be back on July 23 in time to travel to Scotland after winning the European Championships last month.

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