The players of Barcelona, during the presentation of the Rakuten Cup


Piqué, Busquets and Sergi Roberto want to enjoy

Published:21/07/2019 - 15:14h

Updated:21/07/2019 - 15:14h

Next Tuesday, FC Barcelona will play the first preseason game in Japan against Chelsea. Piqué, Busquets and Sergi Roberto have talked about it

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The FC Barcelona 2019-20 already has thrown to film. The team of Ernesto Valverde will debut in the first friendly of pre-season against Chelsea in the Rakuten Cup in a duel that will take place next Tuesday in Japan. This Sunday has been the act of presentation of the competition, in which besides it will participate the Vissel Kobe of Andrés Iniesta.

Some players of the first team of the Barça have pronounced about the start of the pre-season. In concrete have been three captains -Sergio Busquets, Gerard Hammered and Sergi Roberto- those that have spoken. The one of Badía has recognised to be "very happy for being able to be in Tokyo with all our Japanese fans", adding that "I expect that it enjoy of our club, of the team and of the parties".

Gerard Hammered, that has been more usually in Japanese earths, aimed that "it is a pleasure go back to be here where already have been other times and at the same time can greet to my fellow Miki (Mikitani, boss of Rakuten)". Besides, the Catalan showed biased to "teach some corners of the city to my mates". "We face the parties with ambition and expect to win the competition", concluded.

Andrés Iniesta will not be the only ex Barcelona with which reencontrarán the culés, but also they will do it with Pedro Rodríguez. "Have many win to see to Pedro again, a big ours mate", said Sergi Roberto, adding that Chelsea "is a big team, with grandísimos players". "It is the first party of this season and is important to take rhythm and minutes and so that our fans of Japan can enjoy with us", concluded.

Pedro and Iniesta, two legends culés

The FC Barcelona reencontrará in the Rakuten Cup with two footballers that contributed to the most glorious period and laureada of the history of the club culé. First they will do it with Pedro Rodríguez, a key footballer for Pep Guardiola in the conquest of a doublet of League and Champions League.

In addition to the Canarian forward, the Barcelona also will see them to him with Andrés Iniesta, although in this occasion will not be in the debut against Chelsea, but in the second duel of pre-season against the Vissel Kobe. The mythical ex player culé marked a period beside Xavi, Messi or the own Pedro, by what will do rare see him against the Barça.

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