Dembélé and Alba, news on the return to work

After the ‘maradonian’ odyssey in Saudi Arabia, the FC Barcelona He returned to training on Thursday to confront, above all, his true reality. Far is the journey in the desert and luxurious Saudi lands. Now the true state of the Barça It is critical, so there is no other option than to try to find a turning point to be able to focus on the League and climb positions to at least fourth position, which the Catalans still have five points, although with one game less.

To find the change in dynamics, it is important to start adding three at a time, as recognized by coach Xavi Hernández. And the first opportunity is on Saturday against Elche (6.30 pm / Movistar LaLiga) The good news of the return to training after a day of rest after landing from Riyadh is that the Egarense coach has been able to count on Ousmane Dembélé, who retired from the last game with muscular discomfort. It seemed that only one twin had risen but he also did not play against Boca to avoid greater evils.

Who also exercised yesterday was Jordi Alba, who only lasted 27 minutes on the pitch at the Allianz Arena, in Barça’s last Champions League game this season. The L’Hospitalet full-back suffered from hamstring problems in his right thigh. It remains to be seen how it evolves today, to be able to confirm its presence finally on Saturday against the Elche.

Jordi Alba, also with the group after injuring himself in Munich


In addition to those available, on field 2 of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, Xavi once again had several footballers from the second team. Besides the regulars – Nico, Gavi and Peña – there were also Ilias, Ferran Jutgà, Guillem Jaime and Álvaro Sanz.

First day of Dr. Pruna

Another novelty of this Thursday’s session was the presence of Dr. Ricard Pruna, who after terminating his contract with Sharjah FC of the United Arab Emirates is now in Barcelona to begin his new stage as a first team doctor alongside Xavi Hernández. The Egarense coach implicitly requested the return of Pruna, with whom he already coincided in his stage as a player.

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