Koeman And Depay  reencuentran in the pre-season of the Barça / Source: FCBarcelona


Koeman dusts off the 'Dream Team' summer manual

Published:27/07/2021 - 18:46h

Updated:27/07/2021 - 18:46h

Pep Guardiola decided to recover the stage of summer in his second season, carrying to his players of the FC Barcelona to England then

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They have happened twelve years from the popularización of the tools of summer of which cost Johan Cruyff in his stage like technician of the 'Dream Team'. The historical Dutch converted his country in the perfect stage so that his pupilos concentrated to prepare the season, looking for move away of the noise and evading the high temperatures.

Said 'stages' of ten to twelve days in Holland turned into one of the traditions veraniegas of the 'Dream Team', with the inclusion of three to four parties with local rivals of little substance. Then, this was an effective and effective tool for the first team of the FC Barcelona, one that is aim to return.

In spite of the effectiveness of the method, the stage was disappearing of the manual of style of the technicians, mutating to another much more beneficial modality for the arks of the club: you turn them world-wide. The planetary globalisation and the marketing forced to the Catalan entity to give each summer practically the turn to the world with the aim to open market, with Asia and United States like absolute priorities.

You turn them always they carried the criticisms of the changing room of the Barcelona club, as in his opinion, these serve for all less to prepare in conditions the season. Miles of kilometres visited, jet lag, heat sofocante and pressure mediática converted this type of initiatives in an authentic hell for the footballers.


Pep Guardiola already had tried to break the dangerous tendency, when including in his second season (2009-10) a stage of a week in the English place of Marlon, near of London, where played two parties in Wembley: Tottenham and To the Ahly. However, after the stage, the team split to United States in one turns lightning.

In fact, from the summer of 2009, the Barça did not recover a stage to the ancient usanza, with friendly included. And it is that in 2014 and 2016 himself it made a stage in the installations of the English Federation, in Saint George's Park, but did not contest any commitment. So it is so the Barcelona club has gone delivering the continents of Asia and America, with the definite climax of the summer of 2019, with a double tour by both continents.

Koeman Recovers old habits

The Barça of Koeman recovers the stage. It will be seven days in Germany and the dispute of two friendly (Stuttgart and RC Salzburg) complete the first concentration since Guardiola carried to his players to England. It does not fit doubt that the most favoured of this method will be the technicians and players, that will be able to work with tranquility and without temperatures sofocantes.

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