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The real reasons for the absences of Leo Messi and De Jong in the Champions League

Published:23/11/2020 - 14:03h

Updated:25/11/2020 - 00:52h

The list of summoned of Ronald Koeman of face to the party against the Dinamo of Kiev surprised to the not including to Leo Messi neither to Frenkie of Jong, that will rest

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The past Saturday, the FC Barcelona fell defeated of deafening way against the Athletic of Madrid in Wanda Metropolitan (1-0) in a party in which the result was not the worst: Gerard Hammered suffered a grave injury of knee that will have him several months out of the terrains of game and Sergi Roberto also will cause drop until January, in this case by a muscular injury.

Two accidental injuries but that seems that they have done to take consciousness to Ronald Koeman of the important that will be from now protect to his players of the physical problems, since it will manage an extremely short staff by the low -until six players occupy the infirmary of the FC Barcelona- and will not be able to overload of minutes to any footballer to minimise risks of face to future physical ailments.

The situation of the FC Barcelona in LaLiga Santander is chaotic, since the team occupies the decimosegunda position after having lost three parties and empatado two. It is thus that in the phase of groups of the Champions League, in which the Barcelona have won the four parties contested up to now, Ronald Koeman will carry out rotations so that some footballers can rest.

Precisely, in the list of summoned that posed the Dutch technician of face to the party against the Dinamo of Kiev, were not the two players that more minutes accumulated up to now: Frenkie of Jong and Leo Messi. The Dutch and the Argentinian have played it practically all -in addition to his respective international parties- and this Tuesday remained in Barcelona to rest of face to LaLiga.

Ronald Koeman explained it in room of press

In the press conference of the Monday to the midday, Ronald Koeman explained both absences. "We have decided not carrying to Leo Messi neither to Frenkie of Jong because the situation in the Champions League is good and can rest. They carry a lot of parties and think that is a good moment so that both have a rest. They have played all the parties and almost all the minutes, have had to travel... And now it is necessary to protect them of the calendar", said.

The trainer of the FC Barcelona underlined especially the tremenda density of the calendar so much of clubs as of selections, something that is a problem for the footballers. "It is impossible to keep to the players in shape, looks Sergi Roberto or Ansu Fati. If they have lesionado is by the big number of parties that have played, all the world knows it. But we have to follow playing, is incredible... It is hour so that all the world think on this, the FIFA, the UEFA...", it sentenced.

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