Barcelona head coach, Quique Setien has come out to say that both Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are fit to start Sunday’s Primera Division match vs Mallorca on Sunday.
He, however, warned that Suarez will most likely not finish the match because he is just returning from injury.
According to him, Suarez is ready to start games but he will not take risks with him after five months and he will most likely be eased in gradually.
He added that Messi is completely fine and he has been training smoothly with no problem.
His words, “Suarez is ready to be a starter, but he will not be able to play for the full 90 minutes,”
“We’ll not take risks with him after five months, but it will be good for him to play and he will need games to be as strong as before his injury.
“Messi is there to play, he is perfectly fine. He has trained well and there is no problem.”
“Messi and many of these players know how to slow down when necessary,”
“For some players, the longer they are on the pitch, the better.”
“I think this break has been good for us, especially in everyone’s mind,”
“It has given us time for reflection and analysis that has been very good for us, but other teams have also been able to do that.
“Real Mallorca have been able to freshen up themselves to bring their best level.
“There are many things that can happen. We’ll see if we will be better or remain the same.”
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