The Club’s international contingent are still away and with three players still injured, Jeffren in the gym and Keita arriving late to train, Guardiola began this week’s first training session with just two 1st team squad members -Adriano and Pinto-.
After a three day break,
welcomed back what is left of his squad for training on Pitch Number
Two at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper this morning, but with only
available, he needed to call on 10 B team members to complete
the session -
Oier, Víctor Vázquez, Ilie, Saúl, Tello, Carles Planas, Bartra, Sergi Roberto, Carmona and
didn’t take part in the session –
preferring to work out on his own in the gym, whilst
, who has been back in Mali, missed his connecting flight in Paris and
came straight to training from the airport, missing the start of the session.
Pedro and Maxwell
worked apart as they try to get back from injury, as did captain
, who trained on his own.
arrived back in during the session, after coming off injured in
Spain’s under-21 game on Monday
, in which
Montoya, Fontàs and Thiago
also played. Bojan was examined by club doctors who
confirmed a grade 1 sprain of his right ankle.
Wednesday evening training
The squad will be back in training on Wednesday at 18.30 at the Ciutat Esportiva
Joan Gamper, when Guardiola should be able to count on his international players. The first 15
minutes of that session will be open to the media and at about 17.30,
will hold a press conference - his first appearance in front of the
media since he signed his contract renewal last week.