Skin-tight nerves in Barça’s locker room

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first_imgAlthough Barça wants to sell quiet doors out, These are convulsive days in the locker room. The dismissal of Valverde and the club’s blowouts to find a substitute, along with the messes of signings of unknown soccer players and casualties of home players in the winter market, together with the loss of the leadership after the defeat against Valencia in Mestalla, has left a face of uncertainty and confusion within the group.It was very surprising that this Sunday, and for the second consecutive game, the team stopped making the famous pineapple before the games that was spurred by the ‘speaker’ of Camp Nou. In that pineapple, captains Messi and Piqué took the floor to briefly harangue their companions. Asked Quique Setién about this fact in the press room, the Cantabrian technician said he was unaware of the existence of this ritual. But it existed. What Setien should not ignore was the incident that happened last Tuesday during the morning session between two heavyweights of the locker room. And, as AS could know, during a game, almost at the end of the training, the players faced each other after one tried a frivolite that the ‘victim’ did not understand very well. There were reproaches and the matter rose in tone. The companions themselves were the ones who put order and the thing did not go much further between two of the sacred cows of the Barça dressing room.This punctual incident, which in another context would be taken little more than as a light incident, takes some importance because of the erratic situation in which the club seems mired since the beginning of 2020. And reveals deep sea in the dressing room. The dismissal of Valverde has left a somewhat bitter ground. Some players have been singled out for lowering Txingurri’s thumb and that has generated some tensions between them. A captain, Sergi Roberto did call Txingurri to speak with him personally.last_img

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