Barcelona coach Xavi raised the concerns of the team’s supporters after announcing the injury of one of the team’s most important players in the current season, Frenchman Dembele, and stressed that the period of absence had not yet been determined, but the injury was worrisome. Pedri led Barcelona yesterday to defeat Girona by scoring the only goal of the match, so that Barcelona achieved its eighth victory in the last nine matches in La Liga and was crowned winter champion.
This victory made Barcelona jump to the top of the standings, six points ahead of Real Madrid, who can reduce the difference to three points when they face Real Sociedad, third-placed, today. Pedri participated as a substitute for Osman Dembele, who was injured, in the 26th minute, and Xavi confirmed that the French international player would be examined to determine the severity of the injury.
He said, “In a match like this, the most important thing is not to lose Dembele, as he is one of the best players in individual situations, and of course his injury affected our plans.” And he continued: “They will examine him and we will see, but he noticed something and it seems that there is an injury in the quadriceps muscle. It is something stored because he is an important player.”
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