The FC Barcelona squad met this Wednesday in a central Barcelona restaurant for dinner, in a meeting promoted by Xavi Hernandez to make pineapple. The Barça coach wants the team to be, literally, “a family” and that is why he has promoted this meeting in a favorable week because there is no game in the middle of it. The first to arrive at the restaurant was Pedri, shortly after eight in the afternoon. After they have arrived Bucket, Mingueza, Net and Memphis, as well as Òscar Hernandez, brother of Xavi.
This meal also comes just a week before the decisive Champions League match against Bayern Munich in which Barça will play a large part of their aspirations to reach the round of 16. The meeting will be held on December 8 in an empty Allianz Arena due to the Covid restrictions imposed by the government of the German ‘lander’ of Bavaria, whose capital is Munich.
A game in which Xavi has high hopes given that he does not want his team to be out of the top European competition shortly after taking office. The company is complicated but the coach wants to put everything on his side so that Barça can surprise the almighty Bayern.
Something that will not be easy because of the good streak of the Germans – they add 15 out of 15 in the Champions League and lead their league with an iron fist – but also because the triumph of the former culé Messi against Lewandowski have ignited the spirits within the squad of the German team. Without going any further, Thomas Müller has criticized Leo’s triumph and has warned that they will take revenge against Barça.