Pep Guardiola: 'The USA Tour 2011 went well, shame about the injuries my players have suffered. The main problem was the heat, we couldn't even breathe while training, which has obviously affected the team'
Pep Guardiola: 'The Spanish Supercup match against Real Madrid on the 14th August? Well, Barça used to have preseasons in the past, it's all about going on tour and promoting the FC Barcelona brand now, we need to adapt'
Pep Guardiola: 'We get to the Supercup lacking preparation, but it was the same last year. We need to use our minds to win that title, Real Madrid are fitter than us at this stage of the season but we accept the challenge and will do our best'
- I totally understand why Guardiola is unhappy about travelling the world but, as he said, promoting the Barça colours around the world seems essential for the long-term benefit of the club.
If the National Teams are allowed to force players to travel from Europe to South America whenever they feel like it, our club (who, let's not forget, pays their salary!) is also entitled to do so.
GUARDIOLA: OUR PRESEASON WAS NOT IDEAL, BUT THERE'S NO NEED TO USE IT AS A EXCUSE!!!!