Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique has confirmed Lionel Messi is obtainable for Saturday’s Clasico, however stressed he won’t be “100 per cent fit” for the trip to Real Madrid.
Enrique wouldn’t be drawn on whether or not or not Messi can begin the match at the Bernabeu, though, saying he can create a choice on his line-up as near take off as doable.
The Argentina international has been missing since the tip of Sep once he disjointed ligaments in his knee against Las Palmas.
“There’s still today’s training session and things we’ve got to speak concerning. We all know he won’t be one hundred per cent, that’s not possible as a result of he’s simply returning kind injury, however it’s nice for USA to understand that he’s recovered.”
Pushed on if Messi would begin, Enrique responded: “I don’t have things planned however. I will be able to speak with Leo these days and once more tomorrow. An hour before the sport, things are going to be set.”
“I watch all my players coaching, particularly those returning from injuries. You’ll be able to see things, however it’s the player who will tell you ways he’s feeling, however assured he’s.”
“I will tell you Leo is worked up concerning his comeback. The good news is he’s work once more.”
Ivan Rakitic is additionally in competition for the sport against Real Madrid despite injuring his calf against Bate Borisov within the Champions League earlier this month.
Initial fears were that the Croatian midfielder would be out for a month, however he has trained in the week and Enrique confirmed he’s out there for choice yet again.