Xavi Hernández during a training of the FC Barcelona


Xavi's eye-catching roster for the first pre-season game

Published:12/07/2022 - 23:08h

Updated:12/07/2022 - 23:43h

Xavi Hernández has already revealed the first squad list for the culé preseason. The team will face Olot on Wednesday at the Nou Estadi Municipal with several surprises, including Miralem Pjanic and debutants Franck Kessié and Pablo Torre

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The FC Barcelona will begin formally the action of the pre-season 2022 with his first friendly of the summer the Wednesday in front of Joined it Esportiva Olot of the Third RFEF from the 19:00 venues. For this party, Xavi Hernández has prepared a striking list of 25 players between which stand out the debutantes Franck Kessié and Pablo Tower, as well as the returns of Pedri and Sergiño Dest, lesionados in the final stretch of the 2021-22. Besides it calls the attention the inclusion of Miralem Pjanic, one of the descartes safe for the next season.

Unlike other players in ramp of exit like Net, Samuel Umtiti and Riqui Puig, the bosnio decided to advance his return to the trainings a week before the planned and, in front of the fault of offers for his traspaso, to Xavi has not remained him more remedy that quote him for the first friendly of the month. It will be necessary to expect to see if the midfield player attains to resolve his future this week, since hardly it will travel to turns it in United States with the team.

The technician egarense included to varied of the international for this friendly, such is the case of Marc-André ter Stegen, Ansu Fati and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. By the contrary, Andreas Christensen, second reinforcement of the present market of passes, did not attain to go in in a list in which there will be majority of canteranos. Xavi will give opportunity to youngsters like Mika Marble, Fabio White, Iñaki Crag, Chadi Riad, Alejandro Balde, Marc Casadó, Álex Fence in, Ilias Akomach, Antonio Aranda and Aranu Houses, all of the filial.

The announcement complete it Álex Hill, Ez Abde and Nico González. In principle, neither Hill neither Abde have ensured his continuity, by which these friendly will serve to try convince to the míster of Terrassa or, in his defect, find new team. In the case of Nico also has especulado on his continuity, but for the moment the Galician does not have intentions to abandon the Barça.

Announcement of the Barça to confront to the Olot

  • Marc-André ter Stegen
  • Segiño Dest
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Mika Marble
  • Franck Kessié
  • Miralem Pjanic
  • Álex Hill
  • Pedri
  • Ansu Fati
  • Ez Abde
  • Fabio White
  • Iñaki Crag
  • Nico González
  • Chadi Riad
  • Pablo Tower
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Alejandro Balde
  • Marc Casadó
  • Álex Fence in
  • Ilias Akomach
  • Antonio Aranda
  • Arnau Houses

In addition to the absence of Christensen will not be Gerard Hammered neither the rest of international: Eric García, Jordi Alba, Ronald Araújo, Sergio Busquets, Frenkie of Jong, Gavi and Memphis Depay, in addition to Ferran Torres, drop by injury. Other descartes safe for the 2022-23 absent in this party will be Óscar Mingueza, Francisco Trincao and Martin Braithwaite. The Saturday, the team will split to United States to contest four friendly more. The pre-season will close with the Trophy Joan Gamper on 7 August in front of the Cougars of Mexico.

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