Everything was carrying on as usual in Barca land. And then one fine sunny day in the beginning of February, Jordi Alba went to visit a friendly neighborhood doctor. He had a burning question and nobody was giving him a satisfactory answer.
The good doctor was very experienced in these matters. He had prepared a picture book just for the occasion, which he happily shared with young Alba. He explained how things are before the onset of the periodic condition. Before the Barca February, players concern themselves with mundane things. Xavi’s main concern is escaping celebratory group hugs. Messi’s main concern is rigging the “picking a player name out of the hat to do the next presser” just so he never gets picked. Pique’s main concern is how to depict 2-2-22 with ten fingers in case he scores a goal. And Cesc’s main concern is how much hobo is too much hobo that would get him detained in Russian airports. In other words, usually things are rolling along just fine.