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Messi excited to be back in the squad - Koeman

Sat 02 January 2021 | 19:12

The Dutch coach confirmed that Messi will have no problem accompanying his team to the next match.


coach Ronald Koeman has claimed that Messi is fully prepared and ready to face Huesca.


was absent during Barça's 1-1 draw with Eibar in La Liga due to an ankle injury. Koeman had previously said that Messi's ankle was slightly injured, but he trained on the New Year's eve, and on Saturday, pictures of his presence in the club's group training sessions were published. Now Koeman has confirmed that his team's star is fully prepared and can accompany Azulgrana in Sunday's match against Huesca.

“Leo is fine,”

Dutch coach told reporters

. “He was training the 30th and 31st while the rest of the squad was resting. 

“No doubts for him, he has great fitness and is happy and really excited and that is important for us.”

Asked about Coutinho's injury, Koeman said:

“Philippe will be about three months out injured,” Koeman said. “He has always been an important player, and will be important again, but now he has to recover. 

“I do not know when he will be 100% recovered. He is an important absence and we will have to see how we can solve Philippe’s absence.”



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