However, the fact that Pedri was wounded was very bad news for Barcelona. Pedri was hauled off the field in the 70th minute and arrived at the team’s hotel after the game on a crutch, which was a worrying vision for Barcelona given his position. Pedri had a strain in the soleus of his left leg, according to Alfredo Martinez, although the damage was not as serious as first thought.
Adding further, then Pedri was expected to miss the Copa del Rey match against Sevilla, but it was clear that he should be ready to return soon after, as Pedri himself revealed via social media. “I’m overjoyed because it’s nothing major, but also because of the fantastic game and victory yesterday. I’m already fired up and ready to rejoin the squad as soon as possible.”
In addition, Barcelona midfielder Pedri has had a hectic year, although he was able to relax and enjoy his holidays when the club granted him two weeks off to recuperate and heal in time to be at his best in the league. However, after Saturday’s play against Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league, Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman said on Friday that his valuable midfielder will have a two-week vacation.
Moreover, the good news is that Pedri returned to Barcelona training on Monday after a two-week break following his achievements for club and country over the previous year. On Monday, the 18-year-old returned to the training site for a late session and was greeted warmly by coach Ronald Koeman.
Further, Pedri was supposed to be under until Wednesday, but he chose to return on Monday because, well, he simply can’t seem to take a break. Moreover, the appearance of Gerard Pique was another subject of discussion from Monday’s session. The defender has been out with a calf injury sustained against Athletic, but it appears that he will be fit to play this weekend.
Additionally, a new signing has been made. After clearing a physical at the club, Luuk de Jong also trained with his new teammates for the first time. The Dutch striker is expected to be officially introduced on Thursday. Moreover, the squad has begun practices for Saturday’s match against Sevilla, albeit it is still unclear whether it will take place. The RFEF is said to have turned down La Liga’s plea to postpone the match, although a legal appeal is expected.