Barça training session. PHOTO: ARXIU FCB.

The team’s return to training after the match in Tangier and the addition of the seven Euro champions gives the Barça coaching staff nearly an entire week to prepare for next Saturday’s match at the Parc des Princes with most of the team. Seven straight days without a match in the pre-season is a rare occurrence and Tito Vilanova plans to use the time wisely.

The only week to train with the entire team

After the Catalan Super Cup was suspended, which was scheduled for this Tuesday, the manager explained the he understood “that not everyone could be happy” with the Club’s decision to send out the B team. He added, “I’d like it if we were understood as well, because this is the only week that we can all train together. We have two games the following week and the internationals are set to join their countries after that. I informed the Club of my concern and the Club decided to play with Barça B. I think this Tuesday was the worst possible day to play that match.”

With that said, the team will train each day in the run-up to the match against PSG. In addition, Vilanova has scheduled two training sessions a day for Tuesday and Thursday. The only footballers set to miss the sessions at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper this week are Jordi Alba and Martín Montoya, who are currently with Spain’s Olympic football team in Great Britain.

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