Squad news

33 MEN AT ABEGONDO

15 Jul 2008
Andr?s Guardado, Rodolfo Bodipo and Julian De Guzm??n joined the squad during Tuesday. The three international players had more vacations since they were playing with their national teams within the last weeks. These arrivals have taken the numbers of players training at Abegondo to thirty three.

During Tuesday, the squad trained in a double session at Abegondo. The novelty was to see Andr?s Guardado, Rodolfo Bodipo and Julian De Guzm??n already working with the squad. It was the first session in the new season for these three men; they had 15 more days of vacation since they were playing with their national teams within the last weeks.

Lotina divided the squad in two groups. The first one was composed by the players that will probably take part of the match against Bnei Sakhnin (Saturday 20h00). All appoints that four of the eleven players in the starting eleven are coming from Fabril: goalkeeper Fabricio, right-back Laure and central defenders Piscu and Juanan. The defensive line will probably be completed with Pablo Amo on the centre and Filipe Luis at the left side.

In midfield Sergio and Juan Rodriguez will perform as the pivotes of the formation, while Valer??n and Lafita will cover the wings. Xisco is the striker with more options to play up front. The second group of players in Tuesday’s training spent the time playing with the ball and making some exercises.

A thing that worries the club is the high number of players that’s currently training with Lotina: 33. These players are: Aouate, Mun??a, Fabricio, Manu, Aranzubia, Laure, Manuel Pablo, Barrag??n, Pablo Amo, Lopo, Piscu, Juanan, Ze Castro, Filipe, Rochela, Sergio, Juan Rodr?guez, Antonio Tomas, De Guzm??n, Alex, Verdu, Valer??n, Lafita, Guardado, Cristian, Pablo Alvarez, Riki, Taborda, Bodipo, Xisco, Mista, Rub?n Castro and Omar Bravo. And there’s more, because six men will join the squad on Sunday: Coloccini, Adri??n, Aythami, Rodri, Momo and Jairo. Taking in mind that Lotina will like to have 23 players for the season, he’s currently exceeding the mark by ten men, although two of them will play at Fabril (Rochela and Juanan).

After the first session ended, Andr?s Guardado talked at the press room about the hopes for the new campaign ?With the newest incorporations and taking in mind how we ended the past season, we are plenty excited with the new project. Now we start the Intertoto hoping to reach the UEFA cup. We are motivated and with our batteries recharged. Let’s hope it will be a nice year for us.?

About his physical condition, the Mexican winger said that he’s fine ?I am fine, I didn’t abandon the session, it’s just that the three of us that joined the team today worked differently, but I ?m at 100%. I just had a small problem at the national team before to the game with Argentina, a scan was made and it wasn’t serious. In the end I played against Argentina, Peru and Belize. I spent twenty days of vacation and I am arriving with new hopes. I assume this is going to be the year of my consolidation and let’s hope we’ll be content as it occurred at the end of the past year.?


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