Barcelona mentor Xavi Hernandez has said it is “insane” this present end of the week’s match against Mallorca is going on after a COVID-19 flare-up at the Catalan club.
Barca have 10 affirmed positive cases among their first-group crew and a further seven players either suspended, harmed or an uncertainty for the game at San Moix.
Notwithstanding, LaLiga decides express that installations ought to be played assuming clubs have something like five first-cooperative individuals accessible and can handle a 13-man crew, with somewhere around one goalkeeper, by drawing in the save group.
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“We will go to the B group and we will go there to dominate the match, however we have 17 players missing,” Xavi said at a news meeting.
LaLiga choice to play game in the midst of COVID-19
“I’m stressed. It appears to be insane to me that [LaLiga] will not suspend it. It’s a horrible idea to play. We’re at as far as possible. Good judgment ought to have won.
“The principles are extremely intense. Mallorca are in a comparative circumstance, yet not as extreme. It’s turbulent, however we will go there for the three places.”
Sergino Dest, Abde Ezzalzouli, Ousmane Dembele, Philippe Coutinho, Gavi, Dani Alves, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Alejandro Balde and Samuel Umtiti all returned positive outcomes recently.
Xavi says Umtiti has since tried negative and could yet include against Mallorca, yet Sergio Busquets will miss the game through suspension.
Martin Braithwaite and Sergi Roberto remained sidelined with wounds and keeping in mind that Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati and Pedri are on the whole near rebounds, Xavi said Sunday’s match “may come too early” for them.
Barcelona’s Xavi Hernandez is troubled that the match is going on. Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
In spite of that, Xavi actually has somewhere around nine first-cooperative people accessible – – Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neto, Ronald Araujo, Eric Garcia, Gerard Pique, Oscar Mingueza, Frenkie de Jong, Riqui Puig and Luuk de Jong – – which implies the game should go on.
B cooperative individuals Nico Gonzalez, Ferran Jutgla Alvaro Sanz, Arnau Comas, Mika Marmol, Guillem Jaume, Lucas de Vega, Ilias Akhomach and Estanis Pedrola have all been preparing with the primary group to make up the numbers this week.
In the interim, Xavi added that he’s not surrendered any desire for secures Dembele to another arrangement regardless of a misfortune in exchanges this week.
Dembele, 24, is out of agreement in June and is presently allowed to converse with different clubs with Barca and his representatives still unfit to agree over new terms.
“I’m not disillusioned,” Xavi said of the circumstance. “It’s an arrangement. Now and again counsels and specialists can be troublesome. Be that as it may, Barca’s position is clear and the interaction is progressing.
“I’m hopeful and I trust that Ousmane will really try [to renew]. He has an awesome deal. There’s dependably a to and fro.”
Xavi likewise affirmed that secures Dembele to another arrangement would permit Barca the monetary space to enlist “a couple of signings” in January.
By getting the forward to focus on the club, Barca can spread the leftover amortization installments on the exchange charge they paid for him in 2017 over the length of his new terms, making room inside their LaLiga-forced spending breaking point of €97 million for the season.