16 January 2011

Xavi: "From Madrid tried everything to unsettle"

Barca midfielder Xavi Hernandez reflects on the attempts to destabilize the Barça after delivery of the Ballon d'Or Messi

"It is clear that from there (from Madrid) they try everything to destabilize us, but we laugh. The cave is part of the show," said Xavi Hernandez in an interview with @ CarmeBarcelo in 'The Gazette' and in which the Barca recognized that, despite what is said, there is no kind of bad feeling in the locker room after delivery culé Ballon d'Or Messi.

"Van experimenting with themes and now plays the Ballon d'Or is only fair that won Leo, which is the best player and almost certainly will be one of the five best ever," said Xavi, who even assumed that "will difficult to repeat, not create or much less than the case of a missed opportunity. 'I say very clearly: I am very happy. What I consider one of the top three is so great, therefore I feel more privileged Uncle Earth ".

Praise for Guardiola, Del Bosque ... and Mourinho

Xavi, who made a review of last year marked by the historic victory in the World Cup - "was the Oscar for Best Picture and Best Screenplay" - used the occasion to highlight the work both of Pep Guardiola as Vicente del Bosque.

Thus, while believing that "Pep is best known for broadcasting", - "his speech comes as anyone. It is my benchmark at all" - Vicente del Bosque praised his character: "It is one of the most human to I've encountered in life. I always say that good people's life has to go well and Del Bosque is one of them. "

Xavi was also good words for Jose Mourinho, technician who helped and who called it "a perfect man and football fan. "Where it has gone, has won," said Barca, however, does not share aesthetics with the Portuguese. "Real football makes a more direct, individualistic, but I prefer the one that makes the club, combinative game over," he said. (via SPORT)

Iniesta can do full entitlements

If leaves start today against Manchester completed the first round as untouchable

If today proprietor from Malaga , Andrés Iniesta will be full to 19. The midfielder Fuentealbilla become the only player of the Barça to get to Ecuador in the league having played every game possible. Since he scored the final goal of the World of South Africa and gave the victory to Spain , Iniesta only made it grow. Sobrado trusted and respected by injury, midfielder Fuentealbilla is, next to Valdés , who alone has started every game of League .

In the past 25 years there have been only 19 cases, with Carles Puyol precdente ago the last five seasons. To date, the possible 1,620 minutes, Iniesta has lost only 93. Except in Almeria, when it was replaced at halftime with the score 0-5 in five of the other six changes of Guardiola served to the crowds in racing , Athletic , Zaragoza , Espanyol and Deportivo applauded him for giving the glory to Red . Only San Mames booed him, he played bad the ugly entry Amorebieta .

The spectacular run of form also coincides with his success maker. It is just a goal of the six who scored in 37 league games 2006-07. It is also the second top assistant (8) from computer Alves and Pedro . (via MD)

Squad focus on Malaga visit

After a well earned day off on Friday, the squad were back in training on Saturday as they prepared for Sunday’s game against Malaga.
Guardiola decided to give the players a rest day yesterday, but this morning they were back in training behind closed doors at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

First game of three this week

The Malaga game is the first objective for the squad who will face a trip to Seville to play Betis in the second leg of the Cup quarter final on Wednesday, before next Saturday’s La Liga game against Racing.

Whole squad plus Thiago

The boss was able to call on the whole first team squad plus B team midfielder Thiago for training today, January 15th, which is Victor Valdes’ 29th birthday – an occasion the squad celebrated with a round of applause for the keeper. (via FCBarcelona.cat)

Pedro, the impossible dream of Wenger

The contribution of Pedro in the 'market' soccer grow in the same as your goals. FC Barcelona striker is now one of the most coveted players of the world. And some clubs, like Arsenal, seem willing to call their doors ...

Various British media on Saturday echoed the alleged interest of Arsène Wenger for the '17 'Barca. The technician 'gunner' this would raise the transfer of their star Andrei Arshavin to Juventus if instead got an aftermarket garatías. And it would not be other than Pedro.

The operation, in any case, it is presumed to impossible. The canary is one of the undisputed holders Barcelona coach, Pep Guardiola. She is happy at the club, has a contract until 2015 and his buyout clause is 90 million euros.

Arsenal would offer 24 million euros for him. However, the fact that the club take years testing the signing of Cesc Fabregas has led to speculation that England even with a hypothetical exchange between the two clubs. Pure science fiction. (via SPORT)

[2-Div - LIGA ADELANTE- 20] Salamanca 2 - 3 FC Barcelona B

Salamanca: Ribas, Sito, Goikoechea, Zamora, Arbilla, Yuste, Mario (m.45 Kike López), Edu (m.69 Quique Martín), Perico, Toti (m.45 Sarmiento), Márquez.

FC Barcelona B: Miño, Montoya, Bartra, Fontàs, Planas, Ilie, J. Dos Santos (m.77 Abraham), Sergi Roberto (m.33 Rafa), Edu Oriol (m.76 Benja), J. Soriano, Nolito.

Goals: 1-0 Héctor Yuste (m.9), 1-1 Sergi Roberto (m.33), 1-2 Rafa (m.65), 1-3 J. Soriano (m.73), 2-3 Sarmiento (m.74).

referee: Jaime Latre.