Xavi celebra la Supercopa con su cuerpo técnico


Xavi finds his ideal coaching staff at Barça

Published:21/01/2023 - 16:58h

Updated:21/01/2023 - 16:58h

After a first year of ups and downs, the coaching staff led by Xavi Hernández began to reap the fruits of their work at FC Barcelona. The title of the Spanish Super Cup reinforced the confidence in the man from Egar and his staff

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Xavi Hernández seems to have found to his staff ideal in the FC Barcelona. After varied adjust, the míster of Terrassa has attained to configure a technical body of very first level that, further of the doubts and critical by his first season, begins to show his cost after the obtaining of the Supercopa Spanish, first title culé from April of 2021. With Óscar Hernández like right hand, the technician egarense knows that it also has 'cracks' in the changing room.

As first assistant, the greater brother of Xavi has commissioned of moldear the defence blaugrana, fundamental axis of the team to sustain the leadership of LaLiga in the first turn. With alone 6 so many fit in the first 16 days, the saga culé is, by far, the best of Europe to domestic level, although in the Champions League the performance was very different (12 so many against in 6 parties).

Óscar is accompanied of Sergio Cheerful, second trainer of the Barça. The technician went through The Masia, Terrassa, Olot and Rubí in Catalonia before leaving to Qatar to work, first with the selection, and afterwards beside the brothers Hernández in the To the Saad. His work also has been key in the defensive appearance, mainly in the referred to the unemployed ball. Previous to each crash, Cheerful analyses at least 100 corners of the rival in defence and attack to take out the maximum benefit.

No less important is the work of José Ramón de la Fuente and Joan Barbarà. The first commissions of the preparation of the goalkeepers from does more than a decade, while Barbarà prepares weekly reports on the inferior of the club to add some 'reinforcement' from the filial to The Masia. By his part, David Prats, Sergio García and Toni Wolf, beside Eloi Jordán, commission of the analytical part to correct details in the operation culé (the two last) and of the rivals (Prats and García).

The physical preparation, vital this season

The demanding calendar that has offered the 2022/23 was a particular challenge for the preparadores physical. In this sense, Iván Torres is the main responsible. Xavi brought him from the To the Saad and, thanks to his experience in Cyprus and England, has attained to improve an appearance in which the Barça had a lot of problems in the last years. After his arrival, the míster incorporated to Andrés Martín, the one who came working with the filial, to help to Towers with the work of gymnasium, very important to strengthen the physicist of players like Pedri and Gavi, engines of the midfield culé.

They accompany them Edu Pons (manager to monitor the physical load of the players) and David Pozo (attendant of the work of strength in the gymnasium). The ones of Xavi have done efforts to surpass the plague of injuries that azotó to the club in previous seasons dosificando the loads of a staff reinforced in all his lines in the summer, a fundamental appearance to keep the regularity in all the competitions.

No less important has been the work of Jon Álvarez and Juan Carlos 'Chechu' Pérez, the 'readaptadores' of the team. The pair occupies to recover to the players lesionados, a work that gave his fruits with players like Ronald Araújo and Memphis Depay for sanar of his injuries shortening terms. They have complemented with the fisioterapeutas, an area that heads Jaume Munill, the one who returned to the club to request of Xavi. The egarense brought to Carlos Nogueira from the To the Saad and his work has been the secret of the resurgir of Ousmane Dembélé. The area complete it Xavi López, Pablo Merino, Edu Martínez and Isaac Serrano. Only López remains of the staff previous.

The medical area, always important

To complement the work of the preparadores physical, at all like having to a doctor of cabecera experienced. Xavi asked the return of Ricard Pruna around the middle of 2021 and Joan Laporta pleased him. His work has recovered the confidence of men of Ansu Fati and the same Dembélé to forget of his injuries and, beside Xavier Fence in, have attained to minimise the work of the infirmary blaugrana.

They complete the medical area the nutricionistas Toña Lizarraga, Silvia Tremoleda and Milos Mallol, whose work has done the difference to improve the performance of the staff. To his time, the psychologist Laia Vinaixa, help to the players to keep focused for lidiar with the pressure that supposes to dress the T-shirt culé. Xavi has molding to his technical body with luxury of details. The criticisms by his inexperience begin to remain sideways to base of titles and good game. The Barça, at last, has found a staff able to lead a winning cycle.

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