They say there is no evil that does not come with good. He FC Barcelona They were eliminated from the Copa del Rey in San Mamés and bid farewell to the second fastest route to the title (after the Super Cup) this season. In no case can there be a positive interpretation of the departure of Xavi Hernández’s team from the KO competition, but it is no less true that the fact of not playing in the semi-finals will bring joy to Barça’s coaching staff and footballers. First ceasefire of the year 2024,
This Monday, the Barça squad will have First day of rest after December 29, the day he returned to training after a brief break over the Christmas holidays and ‘began’ preparations for an exhausting period of 10 games in a month. In Mendezorza, Barça ends a very challenging phase of the season Due to both the number and difficulty of encounters and the high number of trips, Between training sessions, trips and commitments, Xavi’s team has not rested 38 days,
And of course, this has been noted in the aspect of injuries. Although Inigo Martínez reappeared against Alaves And with Ter Stegen and Raphinha in the final stages of their respective recovery processes, the KUL Infirmary is still quite full. Gavi, Sergi Roberto, Marcos Alonso, Joao Felix and Ferran Torres are also in ‘dry dock’. We’ll see if Xavi is able to scrape in some more cash in the two ‘clean’ weeks Barca have ahead of the Champions League clash, with only two league games against Granada and Celta.
Barcelona will also not train tomorrow, Tuesday, so the players will have two days to regain strength at a physical and mental level. Although the league seems extremely complex and in the Champions League we will see where the bar should be set, Cules still has objectives to achieve this season and must reach its decisive stage in the best possible circumstances,