Messi would not have to be under an unmanageable strain if Barca were not facing such obvious problems in attack. You may already know that there were some rumors recently about Messi’s painful play against Getafe. But Barca’s coach Quique Setien did not confirm the information.
Quique Setien feels that the Argentine forward needs a little rest. But at the moment, there is no time for missing one more attacker, especially if it will be the six ballon d’Or owner Messi.
Setien stated at the latest news conference that Messi always knows what to do and what not to do. And as Messi plays on the pitch, that means he ‘is okay’ and able to do it.
Quique Setien also added that there would be a time when they rest him. But he thinks he needs more time to overthink and evaluate this problem.
Barcelona’s head coach has assured that he won’t take any risks with Messi’s health.
Barca lacking options in attack
Since Suarez is sidelined for his knee surgery and will not be able to help the team, Barca do not have a wide variety of options in attack. Ousmane Dembele is also to miss the rest of the season as he suffered a hamstring operation this week. But Barcelona still need to fight for their Liga title.
Ousmane Dembele must be replaced
Now, Barcelona have a special exemption to sign a replacement for Ousmane Dembele. Barca will replace him with Willian Jose from Real Sociedad.
About this issue, Setien commented that Dembele’s injury affects Barca a lot. Accordingly, the team appears in a hazardous situation. Finally, they have to play with eleven players, and they must find a solution, adapt, and keep going forward.