Dembele has now arrived late to Barca meetings three times, whether they are work meetings or leisure, since Xavi Hernandez became the coach. On the second of these occasions, the coach even had to speak to him on the phone to urge him to hurry up. The last incident came on the night of 1st December.
Barca's players agreed to meet in a restaurant for a team bonding meeting. The aim was to get to know each other better and celebrate Pedri's recent Kopa trophy success. The 19 year-old won the award which goes to the best young player and it is his second award after winning the Golden Boy.
The footballers agreed to meet between 20:00 and 21:00 CET, but the Frenchman arrived five minutes latr as he reached around 21:05. The rest of the team were on time. In fact, Sergio Aguero was also there and he could have to retire due to heart problems.
Pedri paid for the meal after winning the Kopa Trophy. As 'Deportes Cuatro' reports, all the players left before midnight, to make sure they were fresh to train the next day. The latest to leave the restaurant were Ronald Araujo, Philippe Coutinho, Neto, Dani Alves and Gerard Piqué. This does not mean that they were late, just they stayed the longest.
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