Messi was applauded by the Villamarín


Rubi does not want to see Messi: "I prefer that he has a cold"

Published:23/08/2019 - 17:01h

Updated:23/08/2019 - 17:01h

Barcelona receives Betis this Sunday at the Camp Nou in what could be Messi's debut this season. The coach, Rubi, joked at a press conference about the presence in the match of the Argentine striker

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The Real Betis visits this Sunday the Camp Nou in the corresponding meeting to the second day of League. The béticos, the same that the culés, lost in his première suspender belt and need the three points not to lose comba with the clubs that won in the first party of the season.

The Barça will have almost total security for the meeting with Leo Messi, absent in the inaugural day by injury. The Argentinian went back to the trainings this past Wednesday and seems that it already is recovered. The big doubt is in if Ernesto Valverde will decide to put him in the eleven initial or will leave him in the bench for the second half.

Rubi, trainer of the Betis, kidded in press conference on the presence of the rosarino. The ex of the Espanyol, although it does not want to see him neither in the first neither in the second part, thinks that will go out of start. "I think that Messi goes to play of start. It is what create. I prefer that have an important cold, no an injury, but yes a resfriadito so that it can not play", commented.

In spite of the presumable presence of Messi, the technician expects that it see to a Betis with hunger and with win to take out the three points in the Camp Nou. "Have him an excess of respect on the contrary is to go with a goal of disadvantage. It is necessary to go with a point of courage to the Camp Nou, but without excesses of foolishnesses. It is necessary to know when can presionar, when is worthwhile to risk with the exit of balloon. I want that it see to a Betis brave, with and without ball", recognised.

In the Camp Nou surely will not be one of the big signings that has done the Betis this summer. Borja Churches is lesionado and Rubi will not force to the Galician. "Borja has very few possibilities to play. Tomorrow we go it to value with the doctor, if it deserves or no the penalty. It is difficult. There are sprains and sprains and this has been a good sprain. If it was more slight, I would risk, but has been important", admitted.

Rubi Wetted with Neymar

The now preparador bético worked with Neymar in his stage in the Barça and wanted to leave clear that his signing would be a tarpaulin for any club of the world. "I have worked with Neymar in the Barça and can ensure you that it is one of the five better of the world without any doubt. And I do not think that to anybody disturb him a player of this level", aimed.

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