07 January 2011

Pep Guardiola takes the entire staff at La Coruña

Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola, has invited all staff to travel tomorrow to La Coruna, where they will meet (22:00 hours) to Deportivo at the eighteenth day of the season.

With the discharge defender Maxwell Scherrer, who today has been trained normally after overcoming some discomfort in the right leg adductor, Guardiola has all players available.

In total, 21 players-Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Adriano, Abidal, Maxwell, Puyol, Piqué, Milito, Sergio Busquets, Mascherano, Keita, Xavi, Iniesta, Thiago, Afellay, Messi, Villa, Bojan, Jeffren and Pedro de that you must discard three before the game. (via AS)

[Barça B] Riverola (19) en route to Arnhem


Marti Riverola arrive in Arnhem tonight. The talent of Barcelona travels Sunday to Vitesse selection to Turkey in preparation for the second half of the season.

Technical director Ted van Leeuwen: "Albert Capellas has Marti - a lot of scoring midfielder - from the youth of Barca. This player is a great future predicted and Pep Guardiola is very impressed by his game. Barcelona was not immediately jump to let him go and the club has been through our well-disposed him for half year to Vitesse for rent. He is a missing link in the selection and would really like them to gain experience at Vitesse. " (via Official website - vitesse)

MOVIE: Marti Riverola

Milito open contacts and Barça reactivates the relief


The decision is taken, another thing is that any negotiations which have finished fruiting launched before the end of the winter market. Genoa is the latest position and are willing to pay a transfer by Gabi Milito, under contract until 2012. Your environment MD confirmed yesterday that it is "a very serious option." Like his brother Diego and played for Italian club before joining Inter Milan, talks are more than fluid.

Zaragoza is also a solution in the Argentine to patch the delicate way in the league. Your idea goes through a sale until summer, but the problem is his salary of 4.5 million euros per year is unattainable for cash. Barca in offices rather suspect that the League central stars, where it should undergo a process of adaptation and as its objective is the Copa America circulate much faster. Independent Gabi also is after, which tracks reinforcement for the Copa Libertadores. Its president, Julio Comparative confirmed this possibility. "It was the emblem of the club and return home would be proud. We talked with him," unveiled in late December in the Journal's Web

The same sources that have materialized all these conversations made it clear that the club who will put the conditions. Accept any proposal, either a simple assignment, transfer and back-end league assignment with option to purchase or transfer now or in June. The letter of freedom is perhaps the least likely. The point is that Milito accumulate minutes allows you to capture the attention of the Argentina team.

In Barca, meanwhile, have revived the search for a replacement. Andoni Zubizarreta opened the folder and works with several names. But not precipitate. If Milito will and give with the baton well. If not, wait for June and Fontàs, which gave the first team size, amount. What is certain be signing esque. As the day progressed, Mamadou Sakho is a priority. French international and captain of Paris Saint Germain, is young (20 years), height (1.87 meters), left-handed, strong, fast and a huge projection. Ah, just in 2012 and has not renewed. (via MD)

Maxwell returns to train


Brazil returns to normal rhythm of work in a session in which the owners did not participate in San Mames.

Just hours after landing in Barcelona from Liverpool, Barca players resumed work for its next match: the schedule does not let up and tomorrow, Saturday the team travels to blaugrana to be measured at Deportivo Coruna. After the physical effort that marked the party of San Mames, Bilbao made headlines in recovery work in the gym.

On the grass of the field 1 of the Ciutat Esportiva worked the rest of the staff, including Maxwell, one of the absences in Bilbao. The Brazilian has already overcome the inconvenience in the adductor muscle in his right leg that prevented him from traveling to San Mames and yesterday completed without complications training. Maxwell will play again tomorrow in Riazor.

Barca Reyes spent the morning working with an eye on La Coruna, but the goal was to recover the players wear caused by the party of Bilbao and the flight from Vitoria.

Pep Guardiola worked with twelve players, including two of the subsidiary, Thiago Alcantara and goalkeeper Jordi Masip. Maxwell recovery, in addition to new medical high Jeffren and Milito, allow the Blaugrana technical staff have to complete their preparation for the meeting of La Coruña.

Pep Guardiola did not spare the morning of kings and held the work plan initially envisaged, although the staff has not awarded any days off this week. Nor will Sunday, the day chosen by the club to carry out the training to open doors at the Mini Stadium, the return of La Coruña. In fact, the team still has not awarded any days of rest since the Christmas holidays, which ended on 29 December. The template could rest on Monday, depending on the day that is played Barca-Betis' Cup

The team will train today at eleven o'clock in the Ciutat Esportiva, again behind closed doors. (via SPORT)

Iniesta responds to contempt Mourinho


Prudente, but powerful. A Andrés Iniesta was presented yesterday the opportunity to answer the last "attack" by Jose Mourinho, in which the Portuguese said the final goal of the World "could have marked any" and the player replied subtly manchego a TVE interview.

"Yes, the truth is that anyone could have marked, but it so happened that I did," said Iniesta not bite your tongue and the most natural.

Andres Iniesta also stressed that both Wesley Sneijder Iker Casillas as "opt deserve Ballon d'Or", highlighting the virtues of his two companions who also aspire to award. "Xavi is a phenomenon, has a tremendous ability to stay on the first level, and Leo is spectacular, amazing, has all the superlatives you want to."

Meanwhile talent, Iniesta is happy "does not have to vote" to choose the best player of the year. "It would be super difficult to have that choice," he said.

As coaches, the Barcelona player Pep Guardiola opted for Vicente del Bosque, candidates, along with Mourinho, to win the award for best coach in 2010. "Mourinho is that I have not had," he argued.

Iniesta also said he wants to "get the best" of the gala next Monday. "It's something unique, you can not live any other way." (via SPORT)

Almeria-Real Madrid and FC Barcelona-Malaga, on Sunday 16

The Football League has announced the schedule of matches for the nineteenth day of the Liga. Star parties, Almeria-Real Madrid and Barcelona, Malaga, deputies on Sunday 16 January. In meeting the targets will be played at 19:00, while Catalan and Andalusian will meet at 21:00. Monday's meeting will be Atletico Madrid-Mallorca. (via AS)

Saturday January 15

Villarreal-Osasuna 18:00

18:00 Getafe-Real Sociedad

Zaragoza-Levante 18:00

Sporting-Hercules 18:00

Athletic-Racing 20:00

22:00 Sevilla-Espanyol (Party-air broadcast)

Sunday, January 16

17:00 Valencia-Deportivo

Almeria-Real Madrid 19:00

21:00 Barcelona-Malaga

Monday, January 17

21:00 Atletico Madrid-Mallorca

Milito, in the orbit of Blackburn and West Ham


Gabriel Milito wants a change of scenery this winter and would be happy to call at the English Premier League ...

Milito wants continuity

According to some British media published on Thursday, the central Barcelona would have been offered to two of the clubs in the Premier League. This is the Blackburn and West Ham.

Milito, 30, is entering into the plans of the Barça coach Pep Guardiola and find the formula given leave to regain his best form after suffering several injuries in recent months. (via SPORT)

Koke and Pulido, what the agenda of Barça?

FC Barcelona might have on their list of targets two of the jewels of the quarry from Atletico Madrid and Jorge Koke young Pulido.

Koke could end up at Barca

The two Under-19 international finished the June 30 contract and could change air next summer.

According to published 'AS', the club awaits to see what happens with both, and could consider joining the affiliate next season.

Koke and Pulido, however, have a clause in his contract which they can renew Atletico unilaterally by two years if they become part of the first team.

Pulido Koke and were runners-up with the Spanish team in the Under-19 European past. (via SPORT)