Barcelona has yet to impress this season and now they will have to deal without their superstar Lionel Messi who got injured during the game. The medical assessed him and declared he will be out 7 to 8 weeks minimum with a torn collateral ligament in his left knee.
Coach Luis Enrique shares his worries:
“Whenever there is an injury it is sad and unpleasant. If it’s an injury to Leo Messi, even more so…But we’re a team and I’m convinced that we’ll overcome it. It’s a test and another point of motivation for our team. We get to see what we’re made of, and I have no doubt that we’ll be okay…We’re used to getting through tough times and now we have improve the things that are under our control.”
Barça will not play differently without Leo,” the coach said sharply. “There were things he could take care of himself and now, simply, we have to strengthen our play as a group.
We played a pretty complete game and had lots of chances to put it away but it has been happening recently, we haven’t been generating too many occasions and that’s a cause for a bit of dissatisfaction, even more so when the other team scores on a fluke play. That makes the game much tougher, especially the last five minutes.”