Three Argentineans back in training
Edgar Fornós / Jordi Clos
The squad were back in training this evening with the Argentineans Messi, Mascherano and Milito back from international duty, joining Pinto, Abidal, Maxwell and Keita from the first team squad to prepare for Saturday’s clash with Valencia.
After a two day break, the remnants of the squad were back at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper this
evening at the start of a week when Guardiola will gradually recover his full quota of players as
they return from international games. The first to make it back safe and sound were the
Argentineans Leo Messi, Javier Mascherano and Gaby Milito who were involved in their
country’s 1-0 defeat to Japan last weekend.
B team youngsters Masip, Benja, Edu Oriol, Muniesa and Planas made up
the group, with Xavi and Pedro continuing to work on getting over their respective injury problems.
Pedro limited himself to some gentle jogging around the training pitch.
Concentrating on Valencia
With six Spanish internationals, two under 21s and the Brazilians Alves
and Adriano due back during the week, Guardiola will begin preparing for the game against leaders
Valencia on Saturday. This evening’s session consisted of some ball work, physical exercises
and tactical talk.