Yesterday he completed his first training session with a small group of players, since the bulk of Barca’s squad are with their respective international sides.
This is the case of Victor Valdes , Pique, Busquets , Xavi , Iniesta , Pedro and Fabregas ( Spain ) , Sergi Roberto ( Spain Under-21 ) , Neymar and Alves ( Brazil ) , Alex Song (Cameroon) and Alexis Sanchez (Chile ).
In the afternoon session, there were nine players in the small group along with Carles Puyol, who is about to receive the all clear by the Barcelona medical staff.
Those who trained outside of this group in rehabilitation work were Leo Messi , Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba, all recovering from various injuries.
Messi, recovering from a hamstring injury, posted a picture on Chinese social network site ‘ Tencent Weibo ‘ performing recovery exercises along with a message to his followers: “I’m working every day to play again soon.”