Back in training
Marc Guillén / Vanessa Forns
Josep Guardiola’s much reduced squad was back in training this morning at the Ciutat Espotiva, where the boss had just four first team squad members, who were joined by 11 players from Barca B.
After a four day break, Maxwell, Abidal, Keita and Pinto were back in training this morning as
Guardiola began his preparations for Saturday’s league game against Hercules. With the
internationals still away with their national teams, Guardiola again called on the B team to make
up the numbers at the training session.
B team players
Olazábal, Montoya, Fontàs, O. Romeu, Nolito, J. Soriano, Carmona, S.
Roberto, J. Dos Santos, Muniesa and S. Gómez, all of whom started in the B team’s game
against Xerez last Sunday, joined the four first team players for the session which was opened to
the media for the first quarter of an hour.
Puyol and Jeffren train apart
Guardiola was especially focussed on his young midfielder Oriol Romeu
and spent a while talking with him and giving him advice. Puyol and Jeffren, who returned from
their international call ups last week with injuries, both trained apart from the rest of the group
as they fight to back to full fitness as soon as possible.
The squad will be back for their second session of the week tomorrow at 19.00, when
it’s hoped a number of the internationals will be back. José Manuel Pinto will speak to the
press an hour before training.