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Xavi's challenge to rest the squad on Three Kings Day

Published:6/01/2023 - 13:20h

Updated:6/01/2023 - 13:37h

Barça did not train this Friday during Three Kings Day for having overcome one of the 'mini challenges' that Xavi Hernández has imposed on them during the Copa del Rey

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The docuserie of 'Prevail Video' on the FC Barcelona called 'A new was' has left several tracks of what the trainer Xavi Hernández wants to implant in the staff of the first team. The egarense has gone moldeando the team over time and from his debut in front of the Espanyol imposed a dynamics of challenges to motivate to the footballers before each party.

In his first party to charge of the bench culé, the míster proposed an extra day in the holidays navideñas of the 2021 if they achieved the victory, whereas if they annotated 2 so many in the first half hour of party he same would pay a dinner grupal in any restaurant of the city. The team won to the pericos by (1-0) and enjoyed of six days of rest, whereas the technician, luckily, did not have to rascarse the pocket.

Like this the things, the train of this Friday 6 January also has had consequences after the triumph copero in front of the Intercity (3-4). The technician planned a new 'challenge' for the date that consisted in that the group would rest during the day of Kings if they attained the classification to the eighth of final of Glass of Rey, something that achieved agónicamente the past Wednesday.

The Barça had to train this Friday to prepare the commitment suspender belt in front of the Athletic of Madrid but the challenge has allowed them rest. This yes, the footballers did the respective session of recovery the Thursday and will have to present in the Sportive City Joan Gamper the Saturday for limar the last details of face to the party in Madrid.

They failed in front of the Espanyol

Although the first challenge fulfilled by the club was during the debut of Xavi like trainer was in front of the Espanyol, the last that lost also occurred in front of the same rival on 31 December. The culés equalised (1-1) in the Spotify Camp Nou and yielded terrain in the career by LaLiga, what forced them to work in New Year by not fulfilling with the challenge imposed by the technical body.

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