Since last Friday, March 8, 2020, the Barcelona players have held another training session, but the unique defender Gerard Pique admitted to training separately with the team captain, Lionel Messi.
Spanish La Liga has been stalled for the past two months because of the Corona pandemic. However, due to the increasing number of new cases that have tended to decline in recent weeks, the La Liga club was allowed to train again.
Barcelona immediately moved to take advantage of this permit, their players immediately gathered at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on May 6 last. But before practice, everyone involved must undergo a corona virus test first.
After being declared free of Corona Virus, two days later, the players began to hold another training session. Even so, the training session took place with strict health protocols.
Not only applying social distancing rules, the players also practice separately, as explained by defender Gerard Pique.
“Did I see Messi? I don’t communicate with Messi on the field, I only talk to him on my cellphone,”
“I also didn’t see Lionel Messi training, I just passed him in the parking lot. All footballers practice on different fields; I am with Sergi Roberto and Busquets in one field, but we are separated, “Pique said.
In addition to Barcelona, several other teams such as Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid have also begun to hold training sessions again.
Even this situation opens hope for competition to be rolled out again in the near future. In fact, the President of La Liga, Javier Tebas plans to roll out the competition on 12 June. However, Pique asked the authorities not to hurry.
He felt that June 12 was too fast for the players after not training for the past two months.
“La Liga starts on June 12? But the players have worries and we don’t want the league to start in a hurry. We have stopped for a long time, we can’t even have a friendly match.”
“I want it to be taken into account that we are ready, so there will be a good match. A few more days of training sessions will not be bad for us, “said the Spanish defender.