Intense start to pre-season training
The 2010/11 pre-season gets underway on Monday with a schedule of training sessions set for morning and evening all week. The players will also have supper together everyday at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.
Josep Guardiola and his staff have put together an intensive start to the pre-season training
on Monday, the players will settle into a routine of two training sessions a day –
morning and evening, to be rounded off by supper together at the club installations.
Medical tests on Monday
called up to start pre-season training will report to the changing rooms at the Ciutat
Esportiva at 08.45 on Monday and a quarter of an hour later they will begin the medical tests that
will last all day, with the squad returning at 19.00 before sitting down for supper together at
Two sessions a day
From Tuesday until July 26th, the squad will begin their morning session
at 08.15, starting training at 09.00, before returning in the evening at 18.00 to start training an
hour later and then having supper together with the back room staff at 21.00.
The players will at least be able to take a break at the weekend: on
Saturday 24th there will be just a single morning session and Sunday will be a rest day. The
schedule is designed to allow the players to be in good condition for the first pre-season friendly
in Oslo on July 29th.