26 February 2011

The fans want to see Thiago holder Mallorca today

The participants in our 'Best XI' have been proposed and his team for tonight measured Mallorca.

Thiago Alcantara is the main demand of the Catalans in the Barca starting XI this afternoon to be measured Mallorca. Although it is likely to be Keita who enter the center of the field, several Guardiola Catalans prefer the opportunity to young Thiago Alcantara.

Given the known low-Valdés, Alves, Puyol and Xavi, the team that the fans want it: Pinto in goal, Adriano, Piqué, Abidal and Maxwell, on the defensive line, Iniesta, Busquets and Thiago in the center field and
Pedro, Messi and Villa up front. (via SPORT)

Barca already in Mallorca

The Barça expedition on land already Balearic and moved the team hotel where he stayed until an hour before the match.

The 18 players, coaches and managers have enjoyed a pleasant flight to Palma de Mallorca where sl edge landed at 11:30 hours.

The output device was in motion at 9:45 pm, the group led by Josep Guardiola left the Nou Camp esplanade towards the El Prat airport to catch a flight around 10:30 pm.

Apart from the 18 players named first team -15 and three Barça B and the other components of the first team, accompanying policy qeuipo Pilar Guinovart, and sports director of Professional Football, Andoni Zubizarreta.

Both Jordi Cardona as vice secretary and spokesman of the Board Toni Freixa are in Mallorca, because on Friday attended a dinner meeting Barcelona supporters clubs in the Balearics.

Right now the team is in the team hotel where he stayed until about an hour before the game. Remember to be played after 20:00 pm in the Ono Stadium. (via SPORT)

[Barça B] Nolito: "We trust the coach and he in us, we are a pineapple"

Nolito confident that the fate of Barça B will change once and for all this weekend during his visit to the birds after winning only one game away from home for the past four months. "Let's see if we win tomorrow against Numancia. I hope things go well, "he stressed, before noting the great physical condition with the Barcelona players B. "We are well physically, we can only win and that's it, but there you go little by little," he said. Yes, Nolito confirms that the whole team is more united and that trust between the players and coach, Luis Enrique, is absolute. "We trust the coach and he trusts us, we are a pineapple before you have to shoot for," concluded the footballer.

[Barça B] Nolito has an offer to play in the first team

The representative of Nolito, Oscar Font, says the proposal that the Andalusian is on the table is to have information about the first team.

The player's agent Barça B Nolito, Oscar Font, said that the offer that FC Barcelona has made to his principal is to have information about the first team. "The best team in the world, leaving is very difficult but you have to see if Nolito take minutes or not before accepting the information you provide for the first team," he said. "Yes, yes, is that either they offered information about the first team or not even raise the bid. Barca Barca is and the competition is very big, "he said when asked again if the offer is for the first team.

And is that the desire of the player to contest a minute Primera Liga and the age of the main factors Nolito being calibrated for opting for an offer or another. "Right now I want to focus on football, trust myself, I am very comfortable in the team but we'll see the decision I make," he argued. "I hope to play here for many years, I'd like to stay, but we'll see" reiterated to analyze what will happen to their future.

"Things change from month to month, we must continue working to have more options in the first team but his debut was a dream," he said, recalling the first 13 minutes he played in the tie to one of Barça-Mallorca. "My project is to play at first but we'll see what happens, now you do not want to think but I know is I'm in the best team in the world," acknowledged to remember the goal he scored in the Cup match between Barca and Ceuta .

"Barca want him to stay and he wants to stay but is 24 and it is important to offer a sporting, not economic, so you have to think about their future," mused Font, who said the Sanlucar de Barrameda ( Cádiz) has several offers but declined to specify more than Benfica. "There has been interest from Benfica as well as other Spanish and European clubs. These are options we are considering but it has to be an easy decision and I do not take much time the player more choice. "

Of course, the player of Barça B does not give any clue as to what will happen to their immediate future. "I will not say no to the offer from Barcelona but there are four or five months of competition and a lot can happen." (via SPORT)

A Russian team would pay 10 million for Hleb

FC Barcelona disbursed 17 million euros by the Belarusian in an operation that now might be the key to the return of Cesc Fabregas.

Barca could take oil to Aleksandr Hleb, on loan at Birmingham in the Premiership and with a contract until June 2012. The Belarusian and last played on loan at Stuttgart and do not account for Pep Guardiola, but the FK Kranodar might do something crazy early next summer.

Russian Table finished fifth in the last Piervi Division, but the disappearance of Saturn released a place in the Premier who has held this team in southern Russia. FK Krasnodar being increased in a rush for change of status, but time pressure has forced him to postpone the second round of signings until July, coinciding with the summer break of his league.

And here bursting Hleb, for whom the FK Krasnodar would pay 10 million euros, especially if the progress of the team forced to take tough decisions, a figure that the Russians would try to reduce by two or three million. Materialize if this operation, the amount received from the club would join the 45 million that the club had originally intended to signings.

That is, that the Belarusian could play a key role in the signing of Cesc Fabregas, his former teammate at Arsenal. It would be one of the best services Hleb since arriving at Barcelona in June 2008. (via SPORT)

Half of the Swedish partners have been discharged

Half of the Swedish partners had Barca (670) have been discharged as a result of the effect of transfer Ibrahimovic as the vice president of FC Barcelona , Jordi Cardoner , head of social area, which used this example to reinforce idea of protection of "identity and territoriality of the partners of Barca . That is the intent and purpose of the regulation of partners and other measures utilized at the facility by the board, "said in a statement to RAC1.

In addition, the continuous attacks on the figure of the first-team coach, Pep Guardiola , the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic and again launches do not help keep a good image of the club between the Nordic country's public opinion. (via MD)

Messi Maradona prefers rather than Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi praises

Diego Armando Maradona prefers his countryman Leo Messi before the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's notes that, who went on the Argentina team, "has to Xavi, who increasingly academic playing."

"Leo you are doing in every game the great Mou, ie the tactics taught Mou with Inter last year. We expect two markers and a third further back, because everyone knows that those first two cleans" states in the second part of an interview published in the newspaper Marca.

Maradona, who in the first part of the interview Mourinho preferred rather than Guardiola, has no doubts about their preferences in response between Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's admits he is surprised every Sunday, but highlights the role of Xavi Hernández.

"And then Leo has to Xavi, who are increasingly playing da chair. That guy is a freak. When you have the ball, seems to have eyes in the back, because he knows perfectly who give it and never lose it," he adds.

Commending also the work of Pique and Puyol, Maradona said that Barcelona does not suffer because it stands behind the ball and back right "and acknowledged he was surprised that the 5-0 Guardiola endorsed this season by Real Madrid.

"Yes I was surprised, very much. It was terrible. Catch the ball did not leave Real Madrid at any time. Always dominated and were making a round the whole game. And all thanks to uncheck and technique of the Catalans. It is very difficult to play him a plugged and put Barca in the game, "he says. (via MD)

Guardiola: "We are who we are and I have the confidence to respond"

Pep Guardiola one hundred percent confident in all the players who form the staff of FC Barcelona and therefore not concerned with the five absences have the squad for Saturday's game against Mallorca.

Barça coach has always been clear that the parties and the titles are won all the team and not a few. Thus, in order to match against Mallorca , where the FC Barcelona travel to Palma without Valdés , Puyol , Jeffren , Xavi and Alves , Guardiola not worried about these losses. "We plan to go to Mallorca we are, and I think I have much more faith than I that they or the people." And is that Santpedor, far from complaining, he assured that "we are who we are and I have confidence they will respond."

If Wednesday Xavi , at a press conference, warned that injuries are a part of football, Friday Pep Guardiola has reaffirmed this idea: "For a year there are always those situations. Not only has happened this year." He explained that since he knew she would have worked five casualties and the game against Mallorca without them: "For this party are out of my head and enter another."

Moreover, the coach has spoken of the difficulties presented by the Mallorca, especially at home. "It is always difficult. It is a home computer that has numbers to be in European competition. They are very strong at home."

For this game, if there is no setback, will return to defend the goal José Manuel Pinto . Guardiola has praised the role of the goalkeeper after stating that "their performance within the performance is due out. It is an impeccable professional. Entrena and agree to play its rightful role."

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