Tito Vilanova lost Jordi Alba
Barcelona has taken one player this summer but is forced to cede him.
Barca has failed! Ultimately, Catalans had to give up and let Jordi Alba to go with the Spain Olympic team, so the player will miss all the summer training with his new colleagues. Moreover, as Jordi Alba was and at the Euro 2012, the left defender has only a few days of holiday.
Barcelona officials tried to persuade coach Luis Milla and coach Vicente del Bosque. Finally, they have dropped, thinking that it would damage player’s career if he miss.
Spain’s Olympic team has 22 players (18 + 4 reserves). From the initial group has dropped to Mikel San Jose who had varicella – in its place came Victor Ruiz, Valencia player.
Milla’s team will play two friendlies before the Olympics Games in London – on July 13 with Senegal and with Mexico on July 18. Thus, Alba will not do summer training with Barcelona, and will train with his new team just after the competition in England will end.