There is no doubt that FC Barcelona, since Joan Laporta presided over the club, has become a real roller coaster of ups and downs in all levels of the club. In recent days there have been a series of telluric movements in the first team, which have more or less affected the squad. The farewells of the captains Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba, together with the farewell of Jordi Cruyff, have monopolized the headlines and the front pages of the newspapersbut there have been more casualties in the first team, although they have gone much more unnoticed as they did not have as much media coverage.
As AS has learned, one of the people from the first team who will not continue next season is the head of the nutrition area, Toñi Lizárraga. The doctor has decided to put an end to her stage at the Blaugrana club after almost a decade at the helm. Specialist in Physical Education and Sports, Lizárraga was the champion of the changes in eating habits in footballers, backed by the then coach, Luis Enrique, a true nutrition obsessive.. He imposed the consumption of protein shakes, before and after training, as well as caloric intake in the form of cookies or pills in matches.
Everything indicates that Lizárraga’s replacement at the head of the nutrition area will be assumed by Silvia Tremoleda, who is currently already working as a nutritionist within the first team. Signed two years ago now, she had carried out these same tasks in Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. Tremoleda has an extensive ‘curriculum’ in the world of nutrition, as well as being a renowned triathlete. His collaboration with the Blaugrana club goes back a long way: he advised Rijkaard’s Barça and was on top of Leo Messi to redirect him on nutrition issues, long before the doctor Giuliano Poser entered the life of the Argentine. Tremoleda is also known for being the wife of the economist Xavier Sala i Martí, Joan Laporta’s most trusted man, and who currently holds the honorary position of vice-president of the FC Barcelona Foundation.