Barcelona's players were due to train on Friday at 11am. They knew the plans had changed when they arrived at work. Quique Setien, according to the press department at the club, had organised a video session for his players. The objective was to go over concepts, correct errors and analyse elements of the Clasico defeat.
The team watched images and plays that the coaching staff, led by Setien, wanted to go over. It's public that, above all at the Bernabeu, the coaches aren't satisfied with elements of the performances. In fact, the reaction of Setien's assistant, Eder Sarabia, beyond the controversy they caused for their sternness, showed how upset they were with some players. Apologies have been given for Sarabia's touchline behaviour and that was enough. On Thursday, it was about moving on. And that's what happened.
In this sense, the coaching staff and the players were together for 40 minutes correcting concepts ahead of upcoming games -- both in La Liga, where Real Madrid are a point clear and in the Champions League, against Napoli on March 18.
After the chat, the players went out to train. It was then that Gerard Pique, an authorised voice in the dressing room, and Sarabia appeared together, chatting amicably. It was a way in which the defender wanted to cool the controversy and show in public that everything was forgotten. Everyone is rowing in the same direction.