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28.07.2009 11:06

Ibrahimovic visits training session

Berta Brau

Barça’s new signing visited the training grounds on Tuesday morning to speak with team manager Pep Guardiola and meet his new team-mates. This morning’s session was the first with the complete squad.

After the excitement of Monday evening’s signing ceremony and presentation before the fans in the Camp Nou, Zlatan Ibrahimovic got his first sight of the Club’s training headquarters on Tuesday morning.

First contact

2009-07-28_ENTRENAMIENTO_MAxANA_FC_BARCELONA_007.JPGThe Swedish international striker had a meeting with Josep Guardiola before training started and then went out onto the pitch to meet his new team-mates. Abidal and Maxwell, who he knows from their days at Ajax, spent a few minutes talking to him before the session.

26 players work out

2009-07-28_ENTRENAMIENTO_MAxANA_FC_BARCELONA_010.JPGThis morning’s session was the first time Guardiola has managed to get together almost all of his squad. Hleb (who is still awaiting a loan deal) and Gaby Milito were missing but Puyol, Iniesta, Xavi, Piqué, Sergio Busquets and Dani Alves were all back with the main group. The manager worked with 26 players, 22 of them from the senior squad.

Four reserves

2009-07-28_ENTRENAMIENTO_MAxANA_FC_BARCELONA_028.JPGReserve squad youngsters Marc Muniesa, Jonathan Dos Santos, Fontàs and Jeffren, who all travelled with the senior squad to London, joined the seniors at today’s session but are still waiting to know if they will travel to the USA on Wednesday. This should be announced later this morning.
Ibrahimovic visits training session
Applause for Pedro
Canary Island born forward Pedro was treated to a round of applause to mark his 22nd birthday. The delighted player was confirmed as a member of the senior squad by Guardiola at Sunday’s press conference in London after the friendly against Al –Ahly.

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