Lima, January 11, 2022Updated on 01/11/2022 02:12 pm
Good news for Xavi Hernández in the run-up to Barcelona vs. Real Madrid, the first classic of 2022. After training in Saudi Arabia, the venue chosen for the Spanish Super Cup, the club announced that five players received medical discharge to be active in this Wednesday’s match.
Pedri González, Ferran Torres, Ronald Araujo, Ansu Fati and Frenkie de Jong are the members of the first team who have the green light to jump onto the pitch. Of course, the last word will be the Barça coach, who will arrive with the best he has in the squad to face the duel against Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
Pedri and Ferran overcame the coronavirus and flew to the Asian country to join the trials this Tuesday. Also, the Golden Boy winner overcame a muscle injury that kept him away from the fields for three months. While the former Manchester City suffered a broken right foot last year.
The case of Ansu Fati, who has been waiting for weeks, was also complex, as he had a serious muscle problem. The Dutchman Frenkie de Jong had barely a week without action, after requesting his change in the game against Linares in the Copa del Rey. The midfielder was not with the team for the weekend, but he was able to recover in time.
Finally, what happened to Ronald Araujo has been described as “miraculous” by the Spanish press. The Uruguayan center-back underwent surgery last week to fix a fracture of the second and third metacarpals in his right hand. After the intervention, the ‘charrúa’ worked with a protection, although it was said that he was absent for a month.
At the press conference, Xavi spoke about the comebacks. “It is great news for us to have them at our disposal. Ferran’s registration appears to be to be done shortly. We have to dose all of them and at certain moments of the game we can take advantage of them “, he expressed.
“Tomorrow Ansu and Ferran will surely have minutes, but we will have to see how far they can go”he added. In any case, he made it clear that in this sense it is not possible to think only “In tomorrow’s game because there are still five months of competition left, you have to be smart and know how to dose them”, Hill.