Barca might be risking a squad without Messi and Suarez

It’s obvious that Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez will not be holding Barcelona for the match against Celta on Thursday. The Galicia meeting is the first of the 1/8-Cup finals of Spain. The South American strikers came home after the holidays, compared to their other teammates.

“Leo, Luis and Javier Mascherano were far away with their families. It is possible not to play tomorrow. They have just come back from a long way and I have to judge things well. I do not want to risk anybody’s health, “said mentor Ernesto Valverde.

At Balaidos, we should see Usman Dembele, who is already recovering from trauma. In his absence Valverde had to make a substitution after 4-4-2 minutes. “Dembele will have to adjust to our style. He asks to be attacked, or to come back to help in defense. I think it will be useful to us in the remaining time of the season. But we have to impose it gradually, “the coach explained.

The Blaugranas are visiting Celta on Thursday at 20:00.