Xavi, conversant amb Abidal.

Xavi chatting with Abidal. PHOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ-FCB.

There was a morale lifting, surprise visitor to this morning’s first team squad training session when Éric Abidal, currently on Monaco’s books, visited the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper to show his support at such a sad time for the Club.

The players involved in the win at Villarreal did some warm down exercises and before the session began, the whole squad congratulated Isaac Cuenca on his twenty third birthday celebrated on Sunday.

Carles Puyol worked apart from the rest of the squad and the Youth A team players Godswill, Rodrigo Tarín, Juanma and Fran joined in the session.