Back to training in Barcelona with a double session
Tuesday brings two sessions for Valverde and his team at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper
The Japan tour and the Rakuten Cup are now just a memory and Barça were back in the more familiar surroundings of the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Tuesday. As usual at this stage of the preseason, Ernesto Valverde is running both morning and afternoon workouts as his players continue to get geared up for the start of the season proper.
Gerard Piqué worked out on his own today, but the rest of the first team were all present, apart from the South American members who played in the Copa América this summer. They were also joined by Iñaki Peña, Guillem, Monchu, Collado, Riqui Puig and Carles Pérez of Barça B.
In the afternoon, the squad undertook their second session of the day. Fitness work was a focus of the workout, along with tactical drills and moves with the ball. The training sessions will continue all week in the run up for the Joan Gamper Trophy Game against Arsenal on Sunday (8pm CEST).