Real Madrid have cemented themselves because the favourites to win the La Liga name this 12 months. With a 2-1 win over Granada on Monday, the Zinedine Zidane led crew has long past one step additional in profitable the match and wish only one extra win to achieve this. But FC Barcelona aren’t a ways at the back of, sitting simply 4 issues at the back of the table-toppers. The last two video games are an important for each the groups and a unmarried slip-up may price them the name. But sadly for Barcelona, megastar striker Antoine Griezmann suffered a muscle damage right through the 1-Zero win over Real Valladolid final week, and it might pose troubles for supervisor Quique Setien’s facet.
Former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid participant and present La Liga ambassador Luis Garcia believes that the Barca squad have enough power to with ease pull off just right effects in the following two video games.
In a answer to the query requested by way of Hindustan Times on whether or not Barcelona will likely be ready to cope up without Griezmann, Garcia, right through a convention name with Indian reporters mentioned: “It’s only two more games left for Barcelona. Antoine Griezmann is obviously an important player. We all know how good he can be. Even though, he has struggled in the past few months, trying to adapt to the new situations in Barcelona. Barcelona squad is good enough to play out the last two games with 100 percent confidence in the players that are going to be involved.”
He additional added that avid gamers like Ansu Fati. Martin Brathwaite and Riqui Puig could have to play an important roles in Griezmann’s absence. “Ansu Fati has done great, Brathwaite has been great when he is on the field. There are plenty of players. Riqui Puig is a good player, he’s been very good. There are players enough to put on the field, and not look back and say ‘oh god, Griezmann is not going to be involved’. This squad is good enough for the next two games,” he mentioned.
Former Sevilla ahead and any other La Liga ambassador Frederic Kanoute, who used to be additionally provide right through the convention name, additionally added that there’s enough intensity in Barcelona’s squad to no longer concern about one or two giant avid gamers lacking.
“I think it’s okay, to be honest. When we talk about Barcelona, it’s such a big and quality squad. Even if one player is missing, it’s not a huge issue, unless it is Lionel Messi. Even then, I am not sure because the talent is there and the whether it is Real Madrid or Barcelona, they can afford missing one or two players sometimes, and I am sure they are going to deliver,” Kanoute mentioned.
On groups being have compatibility for Champions League
The UEFA Champions League match is ready to go back subsequent month with groups vying for European glory. Three Spanish golf equipment – Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid are nonetheless a part of the European match, however after competing in a crunched La Liga in which each sport is a must-win, will the 3 groups have enough left in the tank for competing in Europe’s greatest match.
Addressing the similar, Garcia says that the avid gamers are pros and feature been competing in back-to-back fits for an extended time period. “I guess, when you play for such teams, you know where you are going to stand. You know how tough your competition is. I know the players did not have proper precise training, so the teams struggled in the first few games with the rhythm. Now they are full 100 percent fitness. It’s about time. There are only two-three weeks left when they have to push themselves but they are used to it,” he mentioned.
The Spaniard additional added: “When teams have players with such professionalism, they know how to push themselves. When they have to control themselves and when they have to go full at it. I am sure with managers doing all the rotations, and all the recoveries they are making, the teams will arrive at these games with full form,” he added.
“I understand they knew from the beginning that this situation will be like this. But they have been doing this for many years. Some of the players have only had a couple of weeks rest in a year – they finish competitions, they go to national teams, they finish that and return to clubs – so they are very professional and know how to take care of their bodies. They will make a good effort to take another trophy,” Garcia signed off.