Barcelona introduce three strict new rules for players to follow this season
Barcelona coach Xavi is laying down the law.
Barcelona have introduced three new rules which their players must adhere to on top of the 10 they created last year.
Shortly after taking charge in November, Barça boss Xavi introduced a set of rules for the squad to follow in an attempt to turn around the club's poor form.
Xavi's rules for Barcelona players.
The 10 rules were:
- Players must arrive 90 minutes before training starts.
- Staff must arrive two hours before training starts.
- Players must eat at the club's training ground.
- Fines have returned.
- Fines will be doubled for repeat offences/offenders.
- Players must be home before midnight two days before a game.
- Players must give their all in training.
- Players' off-field activity will be monitored.
- 'Risky' activities are no longer permitted.
- A good image is essential
The Catalan giants were 10th in LaLiga at the time and had just four wins from 12 games, however, the rules evidently worked, with Barça finishing second last season.
With new signings through the door, the club have continued their impressive form by winning three of their opening four games of the 2022/2023 campaign.
But keen to not let standards slip, Xavi has now added three new ones to make sure that his players keep in check.
That is a beautiful goal from Robert Lewandowski! 😍
The Polish striker controlled the diagonal pass from Kounde on his chest and volleys home to double the Barcelona lead 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/zZPW5EgSmG
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Cadena SER have reported that the first new rule implanted will see members of the squad prohibited from using social media apps such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook when involved in team activities.
Additionally, players have now been banned from posting any images or opinions that could portray the club, their teammates or fellow staff members in a bad light.
Players will also be deducted 10 per cent of their wages should they refuse to participate in any club-related or promotional activity.
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