Guardiola shows faith in youngsters
The Barça B players called up to pres-season training with the first team squad under Pep Guardiola are all very excited about the challenge facing them and are determined to make the most of their chances.
For a number of the players this is the first time that they have worked under Guardiola and
it’s clear that the boss is held in great esteem by the youngsters.
Step by step
For Sergi Roberto, this is the first time he’s trained with the first team and
he’s determined to make the most this latest step in his career: “a year ago I was with
the youth team, now I’m with Barça B and that’s just one step away from making it into
the first team” .
Guardiola opening doors
The youngsters are well aware of the importance Guardiola gives them
and Fontàs reckons: “since Guardiola arrived, the youngsters at the club are given many more
chances . We all work hard and are excited at the prospect of making it into the first team. We
know he values the youngsters”. Fontàs also believes that the young players would only have
half the chance of breaking through with another manager at the club.
For some of the Barça B players, such as Marc Muniesa or Andreu Fontàs,
this is their second year training with the big boys and Fontàs remembers last year’s trip to
London: “it was like a dream. It’s good to see that we’ve got through another
year and this time we are coming with more experience”.