Xavi ahead a Barcelona training session

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Xavi's request before Barça's return to work

Published:4/12/2022 - 23:10h

Updated:5/12/2022 - 08:07h

FC Barcelona returns to training ahead of the resumption of LaLiga and Xavi Hernández has made clear his commitment to preparing the Barça players

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This Monday the FC Barcelona goes back to the work in the installations of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, with only five footballers of the first available team to work under the orders of Xavi Hernández: Iñaki Crag, Sergi Roberto, Franck Kessié, Héctor Bellerín and Marcos Alonso. The international will go returning paulatinamente as it finish his participation in the World-wide of Qatar.

The Barcelona picture wants to entonarse before the return to the action in LaLiga Santander, that will take place the next 31 December with a derbi against the RCD Espanyol in the Spotify Camp Nou (14:00 hours, in Spain). From the staff technical, comandado by Xavi, have prepared an exhaustive plan with the aim that the players are to the one hundred percent of face to the appointment against the 'pericos'.

It will be a mini atypical pre-season and in which Xavi does not want errors, reason by which, according to an information of the newspaper 'SPORT', has done an important request to the directors of the club. The one of Terrassa wanted to avoid friendly parties of maximum intensity to avoid inconvenient 'unnecessary'. From the dispatches, however, had plans very different.

And it is that, in the last months, had rumoreado that the Barça was negotiating clashes against the Arsenal or the Juventus of Turín to measure strengths before going back to LaLiga, like a measure so that the team followed competing to the maximum level even in the 'holidays'. Xavi considers that it is a very risky plan and that it could involve problems, by what would have requested that the team do not do trips in this week.

Options on the table

According to the information of 'SPORT', the technician egarense bet more by a "intensive work" in the Ciutar Esportiva so that the players are able to recover the 'normality' home, of to little. No descarta, in any case, that can measure against rivals 'minors' to go in in dynamics before having to confront to the Espanyol in the derbi.

In this sense, the Barça could contest some friendly party, but between the rivals would be studying to the own Barça Atlètic or teams 'near' to geographic level. The dates still are in discussion, but foresees that they could produce in the last days before the resumption of LaLiga, after Xavi Hernández can have his complete staff.

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