The squad were back in training this morning after Sunday evening’s disappointment against Mallorca, without the injured Xavi and Pedro and Jeffren and Bojan who are with the Spanish Under-21 squad.
Once again, Guardiola called on the B team to make up the numbers at the session, with five
youngsters joining the first team squad ahead of the exodus of international players this week.
Guardiola began the session with a team talk to the whole squad, including Xavi, who then went off
to continue with his own recovery programme.
Jeffren and Bojan were both absent after being called up for the Spanish
Under 21 squad alongside B team players Thiago and Rubén Miño, whilst both Xavi and Pedro were
having specific treatment for their injuries.
Five from Barça B
The players involved in last night’s game had a gentle work out, whilst the
rest of the squad welcomed five Barça B players - Masip, Ilie, Carles Planas, Edu Oriol and Martí
Riverola to the session.
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Reduced training schedule
With a large part of the squad away on international duty, Guardiola has decided to hold just two
more training sessions this week – on Tuesday at 11.00 and also on Friday . The remains of
the squad will thus enjoy a deserved break on Wednesday and Thursday, as well as at the weekend and
next Monday, with a training session scheduled for Tuesday October 12th.