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The staff's discomfort with Arda Turan's performance

The coaches have imagined a system to take advantage of the player's capacities

The staff's discomfort with Arda Turan's performance
The staff's discomfort with Arda Turan's performance

The coaches have imagined a system to take advantage of the player's capacities

Arda Turan
Arda Turan

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On Wednesday, Javi Miguel revealed to the Club de la Mitjanit on Catalunya Radio the situation of Arda Turan, according to the Blaugrana staff, after his first season at Barça. In addition to the conclusions of Luis Enrique's team, Miguel also explained which are the main lines the coaches have drawn with regards to the coming year.

Arda Turan was signed last summer, in the middle of the electoral campaign, for 40 million Euros. Required by Luis Enrique, he said a few words that didn't presage of anything good when he left Atlético Madrid: "I was tired of running". It is true that the FIFA ban (that prevented him from playing during the first 6 months with Barça) didn't help him at all, especially because he has a metabolism that makes him gain weight easily. Besides, the members of the staff considered they were being too lenient with regards to according him travels to Turkey and that, although the players adapted well in the dressing room, he was also part of the group of players that liked to go out the most.

This is why, in the framework of the new season, a plan was made: it will start on July the 19th (the day when players will come back from holidays), all the players will go on the weighing scale, to get their weight checked. Turan will receive the full treatment. In addition, he will be asked to eat twice a week at the Ciutat Esportiva (the training center) under the surveillance of the doctors. They also decided to stop letting him travel freely to Turkey and to advise him to maintain a more serious lifestyle at night. Next season won't be easy for Arda, who will have more competition this year: to the starting players Iniesta and Rakitic will be added Rafinha (who has recovered from his knee injury) and Denis Suárez (signing from this summer).

This is Javi Miguel's explanation in catalan: