The coach called them in to train on New Year's Day which had been set to be off
Xavi was not happy with his team’s performance against Espanyol in the 1-1 draw at Camp Nou.
“The draw is our fault, I don’t blame Mateu for anything, the fault of losing two points is ours. I have to be honest and that’s how I feel,” said the coach.
And so he decided that the team would train on Sunday evening, which was supposed to be a day off for everyone.
The draw chances Xavi’s plans and the players were called in to train at 6pm.
The coming game will be on Wednesday Jan 4 against InterCity in the Copa del Rey.
Although Barca are still technically league leaders they lost their two point advantage, and Xavi is conscious the team needs to work hard.