Barcelona supporters have nothing to worry as results revealed that Sergio Busquets’ injury is not serious.
The midfielder suffered an ankle ligament injury after a dangerous tackle from Eibar’s Gonzalo Escalante. He was immediately taken out of the pitch after playing for ten (10) minutes.
But despite the seemingly horrific injury, Barca’s manager, Luis Enrique confirmed that there is nothing to worry about the injury.
“Busquets injury is not as serious as we thought and we claimed a very good result,” he shared.
However, his recovery period remains unclear and many are already worried that his absence might cause the club to drop some points and prevent them from defending their title well.
To this, Enrique replied that he has plenty of options to consider. He identified Sergi Roberto, Ivan Rakitic and Javier Mascherano as possible replacements. But during the said match, it was Rakitic, who took his place.
In line with this, the Croatia international cannot help but be happy of the opportunity that was given to him.
Rakitic has not been given plenty of playing time for the squad as much as he did before. Such situation triggered doubts and speculations that he will be leaving to join Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
However, he clarified that such statements were no less than rumors. When asked on how he felt as Busquets’ replacement, he said:
“Each player has to play his best when we have the chance.”
Busquets is definitely, one of the most influential players in the club. He has already appeared 17 times in 19 of Barcelona’s matches and his contributions cannot be readily ignored.
Due to his impressive performance, one cannot help but be worried of his condition most especially now that Barca is struggling the title race.
The Catalan giant is currently ranked third in the league table. Sevilla has already outranked them and they trail Real Madrid. The good thing, however is that both Sevilla and Real Madrid’s leads are very manageable.