Saints were given a tour of the Nou Camp before being put through their paces at Barcelona’s training ground yesterday, as their trip to Spain with new boss Mauricio Pochettino began.

The squad are spending a few days away with their latest manager, as he and the players get to know each other while they also prepare for visits to Manchester United and Wigan next week.

Saints were shown round the home of Barcelona ahead of a session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper – the Spanish giants’ training complex.

Pochettino and his team will remain abroad until the weekend, when they will return to Southampton.