The Spanish Pedromidfielder of FC Barcelonadid not train this Saturday with his teammates at the Joan Gamper Sports City and was left out of the call for the Barça coach, Xavi Hernandezfor him Classic this Sunday before the Real Madrid.
The Canarian footballer seemed to arrive in time for El Clásico, a duel valid for matchday 26 of LaLiga, but after injure the right thigh In the first leg match against Manchester United in the UEFA Europa League, this Friday he had bad feelings during training and this Saturday his absence from the game was confirmed.
In fact, Pedri was dismissed from the first list of the Spanish selection of Luis de la Fuente for the same reason. Spain will face Norway and Scotland on March 25 and 28, respectively, in the first two qualifying days for Euro 2024.
The other loss of Barcelona against Real Madrid will be the winger Ousmane Dembelewho suffered an injury to the rectus femoris of the left thigh.
Xavi Hernandezdeclared prior to the duel this Sunday at the Spotify Camp Nou.
Pedri arrived very just, we knew there was a risk. Yesterday he went back to training and he didn’t feel 100% and, if you’re not at 100%, the best thing he can do is recover well. We talked to him and told him that he didn’t need to force anything. It is an important game that can be decisive, but it is not a great final. We don’t want to lose Pedri for two more months.
In addition, he stressed that the “goal is to dominate”even without the canary.
The only match in which we were not dominant was the Cup at the Bernabéu. We have tried to work this out during the week. We’ll see if we can dominate against a Madrid that, when they push up, is a very strong team. We are capable of dominating without Pedri.
(With information from EFE AND Europe Press)