16 March 2012

[Barça B] Muniesa, temporary substitute for Abidal in the first team

The canterano was brought to the orders of Pep and could fill the gap of French in the first team.

Marc Muniesa was the big news in the second workout of the week to prepare for the match against Sevilla: the Catalan player could become a temporary substitute for Eric Abidal in the first team, at least until the French to recover from liver transplant which will be submitted in the coming weeks.

The versatile defense of the cantera, with flexibility to adapt to the post of centre-back and full-back, may settle in the first team ahead of schedule following the transplant Abidal. First Muniesa already debuted at the orders of Guardiola in the 2008-09 season against Osasuna in a match that ended in the expulsion. The French, of course, jumped into the grass to make several exercises with the ball.

Even under the impact of the news of the French player, the staff resumed work in field 4 of the Ciutat Esportiva with the mind set on tomorrow's match against Sevilla. Both Alexis and Thiago Alcántara, low in recent games because of injury, trained with the rest of the group and could be ready to play at the Sánchez Pizjuán.

Although it has no information about the first team, Cristian Tello continues to consolidate as a member of the set of Guardiola, participating in training under the command of the coach. The team will train today in morning hours, from eleven in the morning. After Pep Guardiola will speak to the media at a press conference that takes on special relevance to know the opinion of the coach on the rumors about its renewal. (via SPORT)