Shock damage miracle for Barcelona as Pedri returns to coaching
Barcelona have received a massive boost ahead of tomorrow’s Copa del Rey clash against Sevilla. Pedri returned to training on Saturday night despite an injury.
The 18-year-old Blaugrana standout was sent off in the 70th minute of the La Liga meeting between the teams at the weekend and replaced by the academy talent Ilaix Moriba.
Barcelona later announced that the creative midfielder sustained a muscle injury to the lower part of his left leg. AS ‘Javi Miguel reported that it would take Pedri two to three weeks off.
That was of course nightmare news, as the high-profile talent would also raise doubts in the second leg of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain.
In a massive turnaround, Pedri took part in team training on Tuesday, while he also trained alone on Monday. Ronald Koeman confirmed the injury miracle in his pre-game press conference.
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“Well, there are some things that you can’t explain because yesterday afternoon I was pretty surprised that he was training on his own.”
“But he said he was in no pain. He trained without any problems this morning, so we’ll have to wait for tomorrow. I think he could be added to the list in the end. “
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Pedri has been one of Barcelona’s brightest sparks in his debut season to date, contributing three goals and four assists in 37 games so far.
It’s hard to imagine that Barcelona could make a comeback without the Spanish youth international after falling 2-0 down to Sevilla and losing 4-1 to PSG.
While this update is wonderful news that is not common with injuries at the club, should Koeman exercise caution and rest the ace or start him on the bench against Sevilla?