Lionel Messi will likely be match to play in Barcelona’s first sport again, coach Quique Setien stated.© AFP
Lionel Messi will likely be match to play in Barcelona’s first sport again towards Actual Mallorca, regardless of some “minor tightness” in his proper thigh, coach Quique Setien stated on Sunday. Messi skilled alone on Saturday at Camp Nou after sitting out the group’s earlier two classes, elevating doubts over his involvement within the journey to Mallorca on Saturday. However when requested whether or not Messi would have the ability to play subsequent weekend, Setien informed Movistar on Sunday: “Messi shouldn’t be the one one which has not skilled and felt some discomfort.
“It is what has occurred to everybody or virtually everybody since they’ve been again.
“It’s some minor tightness and we’ve it below management. He’s doing completely and won’t have any drawback.”
Barcelona stated on Friday that Messi ought to return to full coaching “in just a few days’ time”, however his absence is a priority given the squad have solely 10 days to coach collectively earlier than La Liga resumes on Thursday.
Messi has additionally endured an injury-interrupted season.
The 32-year-old was out for six weeks between August and September with a calf harm after which on the finish of September, he missed one other week with an issue in his left thigh.
After regaining health, he shortly discovered type, scoring 24 targets in 31 appearances to assist Barcelona sit two factors clear on the prime of La Liga.
Setien additionally gave an replace on the health of Luis Suarez, who has been given the inexperienced mild by the membership to return after present process surgical procedure on his proper knee in January.
“He’s higher than we anticipated,” Setien stated. “However the query is how prepared he’s after so lengthy out, and whether or not he is able to begin.”
La Liga will resume on Thursday with Sevilla towards Actual Betis after a three-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic.
There are 11 rounds left to play, with fixtures anticipated to happen daily till the season ends on July 19.
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