The Catalan starlet is dealing with 4 months on the sidelines however his nationwide crew coach is assured will return to his finest type
Fati will spend four months on the sidelines after present process surgical procedure on a tear to the interior meniscus of his left knee – an damage sustained in Saturday’s 5-2 La Liga win over Real Betis
The 18-year-old has been in nice type for Barca this time period, scoring 5 objectives and aiding two extra in 10 appearances in all competitions.
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That was considered one of 4 caps earned beneath Luis Enrique and the previous Barcelona coach is assured the teenage attacker will discover his finest type as soon as he returns to motion.
“No matter how previous you’re, accidents are a part of soccer,” Luis Enrique stated at a information convention forward of Wednesday’s pleasant with the Netherlands.
“It’s a unhappy second however he’ll overcome it. He would be the previous Ansu once more.”
Fati’s absence might give the likes of Alvaro Morata and Marcos Llorente an opportunity to shine in assault towards the Netherlands.
Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke is again with Spain for the primary time in over two years, whereas team-mate Llorente is in line for his maiden cap this worldwide window.
“Morata is right here as a result of he has the arrogance of his coach. He has a powerful profile,” Luis Enrique stated.
“Llorente is sort of already enjoying as a ahead at Atletico now because the second striker.
“The conventional factor is to vary your place, changing into deeper in your function, however with Llorente it’s the different means round.”
Spain enter the midweek pleasant in Amsterdam on the again of a shock 1-Zero Nations League loss to Ukraine final month.
La Roja have gained solely two of their 5 matches this calendar 12 months however Luis Enrique insisted all that issues is that his facet peak in time for subsequent 12 months’s rescheduled Euro 2020 finals.
“These video games will assist us to see all of the gamers,” he stated. “However after enjoying these three video games we nonetheless will not know what now we have for the European Championships.
“That shall be seen within the event itself, the place we will do very effectively. We’ll see. I like what I see. It’s a must to be optimistic and optimistic. Spain’s actual stage shall be seen on the Euros.”