Modified 29 Feb 2020, 18:24 IST
Jordi Alba has been named in the Barcelona squad to face Real Madrid, however head coach Quique Setien is uncertain what half the full-back will play in Sunday’s Clasico.
Alba injured his proper adductor towards Getafe on February 15, with Junior Firpo subsequently filling in at left-back towards Eibar and Napoli.
However, Alba was on Saturday included in Setien’s 18-man choice for the journey to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Setien advised a information convention: “The truth is he is very properly for the time being, a optimistic sensation. Clearly you’ve gotten seen I’ve put him in the squad.
“The query now could be whether or not he’ll begin the sport or not. We’re undecided. It relies upon how he is feeling tomorrow, if he is feeling the identical as at present.
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“He’s acquired one other day, however he is wanting assured. Let’s see whether or not we play him to start out with or not. I have never determined but.”
Barca boss Setien stored his playing cards near his chest, however revealed Alba was not the one participant he could be making a late name on, including: “No, I’ve acquired others.”
However, Barca also needs to be boosted by the presence of Gerard Pique in the centre of defence, with the previous Manchester United man match regardless of struggling an ankle knock towards Napoli in midweek.
“I believe he is just about over the issue he had,” Setien mentioned. “There’s no main injury. He’s over the issue.”
Published 29 Feb 2020, 18:24 IST
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