Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Barça B: Pre-season starts

Catalan paper Sport reports that Barcelona Atlètic's season is underway after beginning pre-season training yesterday. The pre-season started a week later than planned after a training camp in Ireland (read more here) was canceled due to lack of players. Several Barça B players had been included in the first team's England tour. (read more here)

The team of 18 players took part in medical and physical tests at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper before participating in the season's first training session. Of the 18 players, only 7 were returning Barça Atlètic players from last season's squad.

For the next part of the pre-season manager Luis Enrique is expected to have back Barça Atlètic players who were a part of the first team's English tour. Espasandin, Rochina, Gai Assulin, Fontas, Montoya, Rueda, Dalmau, Muniesa & Jonathan dos Santos are expected to rejoin Barça Atlètic. While others like Jeffren may continue with the first team in the upcoming U.S. tour.

The only other absences were Thiago Alcantara and Romeu, who are still with the Spanish U19 team at the U19 European Championships. (read more here)

Read more:
The new faces
Barça B - Official: Jaume Sobregrau (Huesca)
Barça B - Official: Ivan Benitez (Las Palmas B)


Anonymous said...

So this means Jonathan won't have a chance of promotion? :(

fcbee said...

Jonathan played for Juvenil A last season, so promotion wasn't really likely anyway. First he needs to grow some more at the B team.

rahul said...

how many of these players are not spanish except thiago alacantra.

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