The arrival of Xavi Hernández to FC Barcelona has resulted in a real revolution in some areas of the club. His landing in medical services has been especially noted, where physical trainers and analysts are also included. Here directly the escabechina is taking unknown dimensions, with new lists of ups and downs with each passing day.
The first to fall was the head of physiotherapy of the first team, Juanjo Brau, then the person in charge of the physical preparation of the first team, Albert Roca, later the supervisor of the loads and the GPS of the first team, Jaume Bartrés, as well as the analyst of the first team, Jordi Melero, and this Thursday they have met two new casualties, and not exactly trivial: the head of the club’s physical preparation, Joan Ramon Tarrago, and the chief analyst, Raúl Peláez.
In fact, AS has learned, Tarrago has resigned to the football director, Mateu Alemany, but this has asked him to hold on at least until January or until they find a replacement in their position.
In any case, they will not be the last casualties because more news is expected in the coming days. Physio Xavi Linde is in the air right now, that presumably the arrival of Jaume Munill will make him leave the first team, the strength physical trainer, Dani Romero, and the most flagrant case of all, the chief medical officer, Ramon Canal.
This same thursday It was even speculated that Canal had been fired, but it appears that he is still in office. Surely the club is waiting to make the return of Ricard Pruna official to fire the medical officer.
AND awaiting the imminent arrival of Pruna, who has already confirmed his return is the physical trainer Edu Pons, who joined Barcelona in 2012 at the hands of Tito Vilanova. For eight years he was in the first team, but the arrival of Ronald Koeman opened the doors to a departure. Pons went with Luis Enrique to the Spanish team and now returns, after Xavi’s call, to be responsible for the loads and the GPS, which Jaume Bartrés had used until now. Thus, Pons will be at the command of the team captained by Ivan Torres and who also has the novelty of Andrés Martín, from Juvenil A.