FC Barcelona 2022/23 will start the preseason on July 4. He will have about twelve days of training ahead of him before leaving for the United States to complete the tour, with three or four games, and then return to Barcelona at the beginning of August, in order to finish fine-tuning his players, taking into account that this season the match schedule is even tighter, with the World Cup in Qatar just around the corner.
It is clear that Xavi will not be able to start the preseason with his entire squad or with all the signings. To begin with, it remains to be seen if the internationals participating in the Nations League this summer (June 2-12) join on July 4 or have a few more days off. It also seems clear that not all incorporations will have been closed yet, so today only the presence of Patrick Kessié seems certain from the first day, pending whether the Danish Andreas Christensen plays the Nations League.
In any case, on July 4 the presence of a large part of the players who will be in the next season is expected, including those on loan, such as Philippe Coutinho, Álex Collado or Francisco Trincao, as long as their cases are not solved before. whon will not be Luuk de Jong, who ends his assignment on June 30, as well as Adama Traoréwho also ends his loan from Wolverhampton on that date.
Many doubts and uncertainties about the squad that Xavi Hernández will be able to count on -as if Ousmane Dembélé will be there or not- from July 4where there will also be an important representation of players from the subsidiary, led by two who already have practically both feet in the first team: the forwards Ferran Jutglà and Ezra Abde.
The first two weeks the team will exercise in the Ciutat Esportiva. There had been speculation about the possibility of a ten-day concentration in Olot, but it has finally been ruled out. After these first fourteen days, the squad will begin a tour of the United States, where they will play three or four games. One of them will be against Real Madrid in Las Vegas. When they return to Barcelona, they will still have about ten days to finish polishing all aspects and finish configuring the squadsince LaLiga will open fire in mid-August.