Frenkie de Jong and Franck Kessié training with Barça. Photo: @FCBarcelona

THE STORM DID NOT PREVENT THE SESSION

The rain, protagonist in the last training session of Barça

Published:18/08/2022 - 01:54h

Updated:18/08/2022 - 01:54h

FC Barcelona continued its preparation for Sunday's match against Real Sociedad in the midst of a tremendous downpour. The storm forced the subsidiary to suspend their friendly against Olot

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The strong rains were the protagonists of the day in Catalonia for the FC Barcelona. In spite of the strong storm, the ones of Xavi Hernández exercised in the Ciutat Esportiva and continue preparing the second party of the season in LaLiga in front of the Real Sociedad. The culés worked with all the group in a session in which physical intensity and the tactics were the main subjects of work.

The climatic conditions helped to the technical body to intensify the physical load of the day, understanding that several players still are not to tope after the pre-season. Besides, the míster of Terrassa insisted in the game with and without balloon, the positioning to cover spaces and the fast circulation of the ball, key points to improve after the debut suspender belt home in front of the Ray (0-0).

Although the culés dominated the greater part of the meeting, by moments the team fell in similar potholes to the ones of the past season: slow transitions, circulation without depth and problems in the shrinking to counter the contras of the rival. No in vain, Xavi admitted after the debut his disappointment by the image showed and the expectations created, but also promised to arrive in better conditions in the offensive to San Sebastián.

The good news for Xavi is can explain, for the first time in the summer, with all the staff during all theweek . Waiting for the 'OK' of LaLiga to inscribe to Jules Koundé and with the drop confirmed of Sergio Busquets by sanction (expelled in front of the Ray), the technician blaugrana worked with the complete group by second consecutive day, including to the 'descartes' that await for resolving his exit.

Pjanic, to alternative to Busquets in Anoeta

Except surprise, Miralem Pjanic will be the substitute of Busquets the Sunday in Anoeta in front of the drop of the '5'. Franck Kessié has showed to be a more offensive bet and the bosnio is the only player with the ideal characteristics for suplir to the captain, after the cession of Nico González to Valencia. In the meantime, Xavi follows working the tactics and, in addition to the adjust forced in the midfield, surely will enter a pair of variants more in his eleven regarding the party of the Saturday.

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