Thursday, 20 August 2009

No youth players will be promoted

Asked about the youth players, Barcelona manager Josep Guardiola has said at the press conference after the Manchester City game that none of them will be promoted:

"I'm very happy with the performances of all of them. Even playing with Juvenil players we were able to compete with a quality team like Manchester City.


We are lucky to be able to count on a good academy. But all those players will start the season with their respective teams."

Read more:
Jonathan hopes to be promoted to first team
B-team players happy with confidence Guardiola

27 comments:

Andréssibraviqué said...

So any signings possibly!? If not we are doomed dear Sala

Anonymous said...

good news!
sure, Jeffren did pretty well, but I think he should leave on a loan since he will only sit on the bench should he be promoted. And we have Pedro who can cover both LW and RW.
As for Gai, well yesterday was really the first time I saw him play.
I've heard good things about him on this blogg and sure enough, he has very quick feet and he's a good dribbler. But he's more of a show than an actuall goalscorer.
He's clearly not ready for the first team

fcbee said...

Guardiola is just putting more pressure on the board to get new transfers: he wants henrique out, he doesn't want any more youth players, how many guys will be there in the end if there aren't new transfers?

hawk_barca_4_life said...

its true u cant just promote them then they sit on bench even if they r talented.... let them remain eith the athleti team call sme players when needed coz these players will develop with more playing time ans there is no need to rush they have time

and ya it will also means a note to trixi to look for the peices pep is looking to complt his squad

Andréssibraviqué said...

If there aren't any youth players being promoted then our squad!?
Valdes, Pinto, Jorquera(?)
Alves, Puyol, Pique, Marquez, Henrique,Abidal,Maxwell
Xavi,Toure,Iniesta,Keita,Busquee,Guddi
Messi,Pedro,Ibra,Henry,Bojan

Am I missing some one or we really have only 21 players!?

ograsrot said...

take away Henrique - that's 20, and then Guddy whom isn't doing too well that's 19. And of course Jorquera...18?

Do we only have 18 good players? should be the question andesibravique,

Andréssibraviqué said...

BTW sport claims that we have another opportunity to go in for Chyhrynskyi... God damn! Such a long saga for a DEFENDER!! We also need a mid fielder and a winger, I wonder if we are really gonna get them in the time remaining, looking at the pace of our progress!

barca4life said...

Yeah i think this is what we did last year too no? Busquets came through mid season to the first team. Let them play regularly and if a situation comes up in the season they will get their chance as busquets did last season. Perhaps if the season is good they can be introduced towards the end of it as messi was.

Gai was great, much better than on the england tour. It will come dont worry. He was described as the "jewel in the crown of the yth system" and guardiola reportedly believes in him. I'm sure it wasnt because he is a show. They see something in him and honestly he reminded me of messi and giuly a little yesterday. Messi in terms of the dribbling and giuly in terms of his ability to find space behind the man city defence

Leo10 said...

does this mean jonathan wont be in fifa 10!

barca4life said...

He could be. Corcoles was in fifa 09. and since we only have about 21 first team players fifa may throw in a few youngsters like fontas muniesa jeffren gai thiago and dos santos

Moltisanti said...

I would preferred to promote 1 or 2 players. They could train with the first team but play in Barca Athletic.

Sven said...

@ andréss..... you forgot Milito

Andréssibraviqué said...

Official :
Arsenal put a bid for Balázs Dzsudzsák. The player himself confirmed it.
What is Txiki doing these days, damn it! I hope at least now he gets to have a look at the dude and make a move, if at all he knows Wenger does have a good taste and nice scouting at his disposal. I'm sure we could easily outbid Arsenal. It's Wenger we are talking about

Dvir said...

No youth players will be promoted = 2-4 new players will come ?

Anonymous said...

Andressi: We will only try to bid for him after he has played a couple of seasons in Arsenal. Txiki doesn't have a clue really, he doesn't seem to know that there are players outside Liverpool and Arsenal and that there are players in France, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany etc etc that could be useful for us. All he is talking about is that it is "very difficult" to get any good players to join the Treble Champions who all the players in the world would be dying to play for. It is just pathetic.

Andréssibraviqué said...

@Sven
Yeah I agree, I'm afraid that was a conscious decision :(

Anonymous said...

Wenger buys such a player for like 10-12 million now, even though he has a hell of a lot of wealth up front. He implements a very good rotation policy, grooms the guy into a very good player. Mean while Txiki sleeps, starts watching the guys videos on you tube after like 2 years and then buys him for like 25-30 million :(

Clarity said...

seems as thoughpep disagrees with txikis fluke signings the henrique's & kerrison's, he doesnt want txiki selecting his players, which is something i dont udnerstand...now adays it seems as though supporting directors bring the player upon their own liking or agenda and ask the coach to do wonders with them...i mean yes txiki had a fluke signing such as YaYa Toure which turned out extra ordinary but i feel the coach should have the upper say on who comes and who goes out.

Anonymous said...

Is the ball in Pep's court now!? Seems so to me :)
The board desperately wants Pep to sign on his renewal, Pep seems to be asking for more signings...

jamrock said...

he said they will begin the season with their teams, not that they wont be promoted, like he said at the start of the season, he will call them up when needed, better to have them playing regularly for barca atletic and juvinel A, than to set on the bench of the senior team.

Anonymous said...

Jamrock: If they play more than 5 matches, they can't play for the B team anymore

Anonymous said...

futbolmercado claims Barca is looking into alternatives since they could not acquire the services of the players they were looking to sign, and they might be Diego Capel & Adriano Correia Claro of Sevilla... Can some one elaborate on these guys please?

Anonymous said...

Futbolmercado also claims that Fiorentina & Juventus are about to bid for César Azpilicueta... God I'm getting restless with all these transfer rumors and the FEELING that we are missing out on a very good promising players, that too who are very needed for us. César Azpilicueta could be very good replacement for VicSan, and also a player for future who's already a level above him...

Keenan said...

we need those players like Fontas to be promoted...

Valdes, Pinto

Alves, Puyol, Pique, Marquez, Fontas, Muniesa, Abidal, Maxwell

Xavi, Yaya, Iniesta, Busquets, Keita, Jonathan

Messi, Ibra, Henry, Bojan, Pedro, Jeffren...

Anonymous said...

César Azpilicueta is supposed to be in our short target-list for improving RB position. And he's a very good utility, has 2 years of top flight spanish football experience... Would be an excellent replacement of VicSan in my opinion. he could cover our mid-field as a back-up as well. He seemed to me the best option among the names listed to be in our radar

xavi_is_god said...

sign thiago and jonathan. totally worth it. and we really dont need cesc

ifotbol said...

I agree with Pep. The youngsters should play with their teams to get more minutes and use them whenever they are needed, such as when a player gets injured or suspended. Besides that they should get some minutes in the first team to continue maturing and growing as players.

However, this means that they hve to bring some players to cover the weak spots, otherwise Barcelona will be at risk of not winning much this season.

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