“I think he got hurt, yes. “ FC Barcelona coach Xavi was not the most enthusiastic in front of the press after his team’s victory (0-1) on Saturday against Girona in La Liga. “He” is indeed Ousmane Dembélé, of whom Xavi is full of praise, released prematurely in the 25th minute of play, while the Frenchman was a starter and well in his legs in his right lane. The tricolor international cut his race, hit in the left thigh, before giving up his place on the ground.
“He is one of the most decisive players. He felt something in his quadriceps. We hope it will be as minor as possible. We wanted to add depth and we lost our player who created the most difference, ”confided, somewhat desperate, the Catalan coach.
According to information from the Spanish press, the French could miss two to three weeks of competition, and therefore be absent in the round of 16 first leg of the Europa League against Manchester United on February 16 at Camp Nou.