CAUTION WITH MESSI
Barça is looking at the recovery process of Leo Messi
Published:20/08/2019 - 09:34h
Updated:20/08/2019 - 11:55h
Injuries are overwhelming FC Barcelona in the first weeks of season, and left the forward line 'touched'. The catalans are looking at the recovery process of Leo Messi, who is still training alone
The FC Barcelona is not living a start of calm campaign, and between the big culprits stand out the injuries. The Catalans have seen affected by a dangerous plague of drops, that mermó to the team in the first day of LaLiga and that looms after the last absences with turning into a setback that could lengthen during several weeks.
The most affected line by this problem is definitely the forward, struck by annoyances and breaks and for the moment surrounded of doubts. The operation of Net Walled has been easier to carry because Iñaki Crag commissions to back to Marc-André ter Stegen, but there is less alternative in a plot in which Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé have remained out of fight in hardly some days.
In the club lives with a mix of hope and caution the process of recovery of Leo Messi, that continues exercising in solitary. The one of Rosario remained out of turns it American by a mishap in the sóleo of his right leg, and since has been hammering beside the preparadores barcelonistas to complete his particular pre-season and reappear to the best possible level in what have guarantees of the doctors.
The trip in front of the Athletic Club in the first day of LaLiga and the reverses for the Uruguayan and the French have done that the return of the Argentinian was more necessary that never, but continues without having certainties. Although the past Thursday filtered images of the individual plan of the crack and his feelings are positive, after the visit to Saint Mamés and the two days ilbres that Ernesto Valverde conceded to the staff, this Monday worked in the gymnasium and did not appear beside the rest of his mates.
The '10' is not descartado for the duel against the Real Betis, but prioritises his security and his welfare on a long-term basis. There is long for enderezar the way in the championship of the regularity and all know that a relapse of Messi would be excessively painful, and more when there are not mates in conditions to cover him. The rest of the week will dictate sentence on his comeback in the Camp Nou.
Griezmann And the canteranos will lead to the Barça
With the last drops ensured of the Barça, Antoine Griezmann and the quarry will play a decisive paper for the culés. The one of Macon has to accelerate his adaptation to the team and could receive the help of the youngsters, that would complete the attacker line at least in the meeting against the verdiblancos. In addition to a Rafinha that already shined in Bilbao, the Frenchman could receive the support of Carles Pérez or Abel Ruiz, that already were in the pre-season and of which Valverde saves very good reports.