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Barcelona takes part in the bizarre training exercise of Quique Setien while they train BLINDFOLDED

Don’t you try to look at the rankings? Barcelona takes part in bizarre training exercise under pressure manager Quique Setien such as Antoine Griezmann train while BLINDFOLDED

  • Barcelona trained on Saturday prior to Sunday’s collision with Real Betis
  • Manager Quique Setien faces the club he left in May
  • He devised a unique method to prepare his players for the La Liga game

Barcelona manager Quique Setien certainly mixed things up in training on Saturday because his players had to blindly go through an exercise.

The Catalan club prepared for Sunday’s collision with Real Betis when their new manager introduced the unique exercise.

People like Antoine Griezmann and Arturo Vidal participated in the exercise, designed to strengthen the senses and awareness on the field.

Barcelona manager Quique Setien (right) runs next to a blindfolded Arturo Vidal

Setien (left) seemed to like to take his players through the unique training exercise

Setien (left) seemed to like to take his players through the unique training exercise

Barcelona is currently in second place in La Liga, three points drifting from leader Real Madrid.

Setien says he expects a ‘special game’ when he returns to the former club Real Betis on Sunday for the first time since he took up his new role.

The 61-year-old left the Andalusian club in May before replacing the fired Ernesto Valverde at the helm of Barca in January.

Antoine Griezmann could also be seen while Barcelona prepared for Sunday's clash

Antoine Griezmann could also be seen while Barcelona prepared for Sunday’s clash

“It’s a special game for me and my staff,” he said in a press conference prior to the game, as reported by the Barcelona website.

“We have spent two extraordinary years there and it is true that the competition has a number of special connotations. We know the team well and although new important players have arrived, we have a good knowledge of these players.

“But that doesn’t mean we have them under control. We know it will be a difficult game. Their latest results were not what they wanted, but they played a great game against Real Sociedad. “

At one point Griezmann seemed to get a bit lost while his teammates watched with amusedness

At one point Griezmann seemed to get a bit lost while his teammates watched with amusedness


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