29 February 2012

[Selection] Xavi trained but points to the bench

The Spanish team completed a gentle workout at La Rosaleda with Xavi Hernández in the group and the passionate in the stands than 10,000 fans who never stopped encouraging the 'Roja'.

After gentle workout yesterday in Las Rozas, the Spanish coach Vicente Del Bosque divided among his players overalls, revealing some of his ideas about the team that will face Venezuela in the last friendly before the merger for Euro 2012.

The team with red sweatshirt formed a defense with Andoni Iraola, Sergio Ramos, Gerard Piqué and Álvaro Arbeloa, a double pivote formed by Sergio Busquets over Xabi Alonso, with Cesc Fábregas, David Silva and Andrés Iniesta further Fernando Llorente in centre-forward.

Thus, a fixture in recent games as Álvaro Arbeloa would stay on the bench and Xavi Hernández, who returned after missing a workout on Monday and showed that the soleus is well in the dragging discomfort.

Iker Muniain In training, the new face of the group, was clothed at all times by his friend and companion of the Athletic Club de Bilbao Javi Martínez and Juan Mata, who won the European Championship sub'21 last summer. He was partner in the launch-to-door with his inseparable Thiago Alcantara, the youngest of the group.

The training, an hour-long balloon consisted of heating, touch and pressure testing in confined spaces, shots on goal for the fans chanted and final match in the middle of field.

Del Bosque ranked Javi Martínez as central to the team with bib alternates. The displays of affection from the stands did not cease, many of them directed at an Andalusian as Sergio Ramos when he jumped into the field and every shot he made.

Shock training starred as Xabi Alonso. In a split ball suffered a Jesús Navas entry that made him withdraw from the practice game on the line and be treated by the doctors of the selection. Navas apologized and Del Bosque was concerned about his condition. It is a blow that will prevent him playing against Venezuela.

The session closed with the launch of lack of Piqué Ramos, Mata, Cesc, Thiago, Xavi and Cazorla to Iker Casillas. With all looking toward the goal, a child jumped onto the field and reached the area where the rest of international stretched. Got the gift of Víctor Valdés, who gave him his gloves and took a standing ovation from the fans. The players ended up giving away sweatshirts in appreciation of support received from the stands. (via SPORT)