"It’s a stimulus for us to face such players," said Bielsa.
boss, hopes to seeJack Grealish
back on form toAston Villa
's lineup when the two clubs are meeting on Saturday.
After Grealish was absent to play against Leicester last weekend, the rumors about his injury were spread, and then the news leaked by one of the club members, for which Aston Villa will investigate to find and react to.
Reportedly he will be taking a long time to come back to the pitch, but it is not yet known if he will be back for the upcoming match.
"I always prefer that opponents have their best players available because even if that fortifies a team, and makes them more scary to face, it’s also a stimulus for us to face such players, to try to neutralise them."
The 65-year-old is also dealing with his own injured players such asRodrigo
, andRobin Koch
. However, it has been said thatMateusz Klich
will be available for the weekend.
Bielsa wants Philips to be back to the training when he is completely well as his injury could get worse.