Pedri Injury: Barcelona star in tears after new setback during clash against Athletic Club

The young and talented midfielder Pedri is considered the future of Barcelona’s midfield. Renowned for his exceptional ball control, great vision, and finesse passing ability, he has become the pillar of Barcelona’s midfield since the departure of the great Sergio Busquets last window.

Delivering outstanding performances match after match, Pedri has established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world. Despite interest from big clubs around the world, Joan Laporta has stated that Pedri is not for sale. Barcelona has been in great form lately, but with Pedri’s recent setback, fans are eager to see how Xavi will cope with this situation.

Pedri injury update

The Barcelona midfield maestro suffered an injury during the match against Athletic Bilbao. The match ended in a disappointing nil-nil draw, leaving Barcelona fans upset. However, their main concern was Pedri’s injury. He came off just before half-time and was seen in tears, raising concerns among supporters about the severity of his condition.

The tense match was overshadowed by injuries, particularly to key midfielders Pedri and Frenkie De Jong. Pedri seemed to have landed awkwardly, potentially pulling a muscle in his thigh while attempting to clear the ball. Medical staff attended to him, but it was determined he couldn’t continue. While the exact nature of Pedri’s injury hasn’t been disclosed, it appears to be a thigh injury, and reports suggest he will be sidelined for several games.

Adding to Barcelona’s woes, Frenkie De Jong also had to be substituted off in the first quarter after awkwardly falling on his ankle. He was stretchered off in the 26th minute due to an ankle injury. With two key midfielders facing significant time off the field, Barcelona faces a challenging period ahead.

Xavi talks on Pedri’s injury

Pedri who was initially injured last year, made a remarkable comeback this year and went on to feature in many matches for the Blaugrana. However, it seems now that Pedri has again suffered an injury which is looking quite serious. Xavi in the post-match interview shed light upon the injuries Barcelona suffered during the match.

Xavi said, “The injuries of Pedri and De Jong are not looking good. We are sad about these two absences which would be quite a few games I imagine.” He also gave his view on the match as he seemed disappointed due to the team performances, and he demanded much improvement from the team.

Upcoming Friday, Xavi’s Barcelona will be facing the high-flying Real Mallorca who recently defeated the title contenders Girona FC. The next stop for Barcelona will be the Champions league RO16 where they welcome the Italian Defending Champion, Napoli. With two big games up and coming, Xavi has to make some tactical changes in the midfield as Pedri and De Jong are most likely to miss the games.

Xavi, who will be leaving Barcelona at the end of the season, has to address the upcoming challenges which would decide Barcelona’s future in the League as well as in the Champions League.

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