Fri 07 January 2022 | 18:59

Fati will be back before El Clasico

Xavi confirms that Ansu Fati will be ready to face Real Madrid on Wednesday.


young talent

Ansu Fati

is set to return to action ahead of their big clash against

Real Madrid

in the Supercopa de Espana semi-final, after missing the majority of the 2020-21 season, suffering from a serious injury in his left knee in November 2020, then returning to action in September 2021 playing five games for the Catalans before hurting hamstring.

"If it were the other way around, playing Madrid tomorrow and the Supercopa against Granada, I would do exactly the same,"


told reporters


"Ansu is fine, [but] I had some doubts that he would be able to play tomorrow's game. For now I prefer to wait because the last experience he had was a relapse.

"We love Ansu 100 per cent, and knowing that he is about to return is spectacular news for us. He has worked very well, with a very strong ambition, capable of making a difference.

"He is a fundamental player, but we do not want to take risks because we would lose him for the rest of the season. I prefer to wait until he is at full capacity – it's a question of physical condition."

Xavi has also talked about


loan move to

Aston Villa

, insisting that the Brazilian star has accepted to lower his salary to move away and find some playing time which shows his professional attitude.

"It says a lot about him that he wanted to leave to have minutes,"

Xavi said

. "His salary has been lowered. He is a great professional, who wants to succeed.

"Here he was struggling and he has looked for a solution. All the players are being very professional. I am delighted with those who play, but also with those who do not. They are exemplary."

source: SportMob

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