?Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde will wait until the 11th hour before ruling on Andres Iniesta’s participation, or lack of, ahead of his side welcoming Chelsea to the Camp Nou on Wednesday evening.
The 33-year-old was forced off injured with a hamstring issue during
Calling André Gomes a ”mediocre player” is being to kind to him. He’s worthless and can’t even manage the simplest of tasks such as pressing right or passing a simple ball.
— G. De ara Torres (@dearatorres) March 4, 2018
Valverde says Iniesta is training on his own & it’s too soon to say if he will be ready for Chelsea next week. Won’t play vs. Malaga tomorrow.
— Samuel Marsden (@samuelmarsden) March 9, 2018
“He is training separately at the moment, obviously we don’t want to rush things”, Valverde said
Although Coutinho will be expected to adopt his more favourited left-sided position against Malaga on Saturday, the Brazilian’s ineligibility to feature in this season’s Champions League for the Catalonians following his participation earlier in the term for Liverpool could leave the Barca coaching staff with a significant selection headache, should Iniesta not be available.
Ousmane Dembele could provide a similar attacking threat to his 25-year-old teammate; however, as shown during