Pre season

Messi, big attraction of the first training session

First training session in St. George's Park

Messi, big attraction of the first training session
Messi, big attraction of the first training session

First training session in St. George's Park

Barça have made this afternoon their first training session on the English soil. The 24 players Luis Enrique called up have trained on the pitch of the Football Association's complex, where the Blaugranas are looking for the ideal climate and conditions to charge the batteries with peace.

Obviously the big attraction of the training session was Leo Messi, who shortened his holidays to join the group and who showed a lot of happiness during the minutes that were opened to media. No sign of sadness due to the difficult situations - sportswise and outside sports- that the best player in the world has gone through this summer. Messi, with his new look, was at the centre of all attention, accompanied by his good friend Luis Suárez.

Saturday at 7 p.m (Barcelona time) we will see Barça in its 2016/17 version in action for the first time in a friendly against Celtic.