With spanish laliga games set to return soon, Barcelona‘s players will return to their training ground on Wednesday for the first time since early March to undergo testing for the COVID-19 as La Liga clubs begin the path back to activity ahead of a planned return to action in June.
“The first team will return to the training ground on Wednesday to do the necessary tests before starting individual training in the next few days,” the Spanish champions said in a statement on Tuesday.
“After completing its inspection of the club’s facilities this morning, La Liga has given the green light to carry out these tests in order to guarantee the safety of the players.”
Barca’s last match was a 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad on March 7, which took them two points clear of Real Madrid with 11 rounds of matches remaining in the league campaign.
La Liga’s organising body announced on Monday that all clubs would begin testing their players this week as part of the first phase of a four-step protocol to return to playing matches, without spectators, in June.
Anaedoonline.com reported that former Barcelona player and captain Xavi, the current Al Sadd manager said he wish to coach the laliga giants.
Xavi who spoke with his former teammate Samuel Eto’o on Instagram recently revealed their experiences together and spoke about the type of football they enjoyed.
Xavi expressd his desire to return to Barcelona to coach Messi and Neymar one day.
Philosophy: “I like the teams who don’t sit back, who dominate games. I understand football as a spectacle. My way is to play on the attack. I want possession, to have the ball, to be the protagnist of play.”
Real Madrid’s style: “Real Madrid apply a mixed style. They can defend in low blocks and press high. They are always a very competitive side. It’s weird what happened to them last year.”