Iniesta: ‘I haven’t decided 100% if I will stay at Barça or not’ | FC Barcelona
“I haven’t decided 100% if I am going to stay or not,” he explained. “If I stay, it will be because I can perform at 200%. If I leave, it will be because I can’t give the 200% that the club deserve from me. That’s the doubt I have.”
Can Coutinho juggle what’s in the box? | FC Barcelona
Everybody knows Philippe Coutinho is masterful with his feet. But that mastery has only been witnessed before with a football. So, we decided to put him to the test and see if he could juggle other balls of different shapes and sizes.
Iniesta in, Alcacer out: Who should stay or go at Barcelona this summer? | Goal
Since losing over two legs to Real Madrid in the Spanish Supercopa in August, the Blaugrana are unbeaten in the Primera Division and also in Europe, their sole loss coming in the Copa del Rey at Espanyol – and even that was overturned in the second leg at Camp Nou.
Barcelona would be wise to offer pay rise to lock down in-demand Samuel Umtiti | ESPN
Solid is a word which often draws negative connotations at Barcelona. It’s also one which has become synonymous with Ernesto Valverde’s side this season. In 29 league games, Barca have conceded just 13 goals and one of their biggest strengths has been their ability to keep their shape and see out spells of pressure while minimising the quality of their opponent’s chances.
Ousmane Dembele needs right attitude to make it at Barcelona - Xavi | ESPN
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has warned Ousmane Dembele he must have the right mentality to make the grade at Camp Nou. Xavi, who spent 17 seasons at Barcelona before moving to Qatar in 2015, says excellent players have failed at the Catalan club because they were unable to cope with the expectations.
Final training session of the week | FC Barcelona
The quintet were the only representatives of the first team training in the final session of the week, whilst the remainder of the squad were unavailable through international commitments. Thomas Vermaelen, who had trained on Wednesday, joined up with the Belgian national team today.
Lionel Messi gets World Cup pep talk from Oprah Winfrey in Argentina | ESPN
Lionel Messi is aware there are many people around the world who want to see him finally lift a World Cup with Argentina this summer, but he probably didn’t realise Oprah Winfrey was among them. Messi, 30, has been offered some advice from an unlikely source in Winfrey, the American TV and movie star.
Neymar to Real Madrid more likely than Barcelona return - Andres Iniesta | ESPN
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has said it is more likely that Neymar will join Real Madrid than return to the Camp Nou. Neymar, who left Barca for Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal last summer, has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu or a switch to his old club.