Xavi Hernandez has settled on how Barcelona will deal with the injury crisis in Real Madrid’s upcoming Spanish Super Cup semi-final, and is planning to push a duo that could be quite surprising for Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.
Barcelona received the unfortunate news of losing Eric Garcia’s services to a right knee injury, which puts the defense in trouble, given that Ronald Araujo was also injured and underwent surgery last Friday with his hand.
But the newspaper “AS” indicated that Araujo is now ready to “sacrifice” and play despite not completing five days of his surgery, using a medical levy in his right hand and solving the defense crisis.
The Uruguay international will not be the only surprise for Xavi, as the Catalan coach plans to pay mainly with the latest signing, Ferran Torres, who arrived in Barcelona from Manchester City this winter for 55 million euros.
Although Torres has not been tied up yet, Xavi got a promise from sporting director Matteo Alemani that the crisis would be resolved before Wednesday.
The surprise in Torres’ participation if it happened that the player had not played any matches since his participation with the Spanish national team last October, during the international suspension, during which he was injured.
It is noteworthy that the participation of the Spanish international does not depend only on his registration, but on the result of his Corona smear, which will appear on Monday. If it continues positive, he will not travel to Saudi Arabia, as well as Pedri.
It is also worth noting that Ansu Fati will be able to participate in the Clasico for about half an hour, after making sure that he has fully recovered from his injury and that there is no danger in his participation.