Javi's Injury: A Shock to Barcelona and Spanish Fans
Analysis Behind the Injury and Accusations Directed at De la Fuente:
A shock has reverberated through Spanish football, especially among Barcelona fans, in the past hours due to the injury of the young talent Javi during the match against Georgia, concluding the Euro 2024 qualifiers last Sunday.
Barcelona officially confirmed in a statement that Monday's tests revealed a complete tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee, along with another injury to the lateral meniscus. The statement clarified that the player would undergo surgery in the coming days.
Reports suggest that Javi's absence may extend to at least 7 months, possibly reaching up to 9 months.
Significant criticism has been directed towards Luis de la Fuente, the head coach of the Spanish national team, accusing him of causing the player's injury due to Javi's extensive participation, even though he played the full match against Cyprus.
Firstly, according to reports, Barcelona's management believes that Javi's participation in the match was unnecessary, especially since Spain had already qualified for Euro 2024. Barcelona acknowledges that Javi prefers not to rest much, but the club is angered because the coach fielded him in an unimportant match, despite knowing that the player regularly participates with the team.
Even coach De la Fuente himself, after the match, expressed being "destroyed" by what happened. What irks De la Fuente from the Catalan perspective is that he indicated in the press conference before the match that "elite players like Javi never need rest."
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