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Dest has a chance to start for Barcelona against Frankfurt

Wed 13 April 2022 | 17:40

An injury to the full-back has kept him out of action for more than a month.

Sergino Dest

is in contention to start Thursday's

Europa League

quarter-final against

Eintracht Frankfurt

, according to

Barcelona

coach

Xavi

. Dest has been out with an injury for a long time.

The star of the United States Men's National Team has not played for his country since mid-March due to a muscle problem. His inclusion in Xavi's squad for the second leg against Frankfurt is significant given that the tie is currently tied at 1-1 following the first leg last week. "He is on the squad list, and he has a very good chance of starting," the coach told reporters during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

"It's the same with

Memphis Depay

." However, it is critical that we begin to see a resurgence in player participation. Dest is a vital player for us because of his versatility to play on the right side of the field, as well as the left side." Ousmane Dembele's return to fitness and form has given Barcelona a significant boost in recent weeks. Dembele has been a constant source of injury anxiety at Camp Nou.

After being forced to play without the youthful prodigy for the majority of the season, the club is now looking for more encouraging news in the form of

Ansu Fati

's return. However, Xavi will not rush him back into first-team action. "We're not keeping anything about Ansu a secret." In addition to the finishing drills, Ansu ran some sprints at about 100 percent effort today," he explained.

"It all boils down to whether or not he feels good. He is working extremely well with the squad, and his decision will be based on how he feels. He appears to be content and delighted with his decision to become a player," says the observer. He will return as soon as he has informed us that he is ready and that the physical data has been received. "It is entirely up to him; we have not established a deadline."


source: SportMob

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