After Xavi's departure, FC Barcelona receives more bad news in training

Xavi experiences more bad news at Barca after hearing about another injury.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Joao Felix is added to a list Xavi did not him to be a part of.
Joao Felix is added to a list Xavi did not him to be a part of.
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Xavi Hernandez spoke more about his decision ahead of the La Liga game between FC Barcelona and Osasuna tomorrow. The Spanish manager reminded everyone that he is not changing his mind on leaving the club in the summer but will be entirely focused for the rest of the season starting tomorrow. FC Barcelona will play Osasuna at home and will look to get their first win after two losses.

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FC Barcelona needs points because of the position they are in currently. Barcelona's 5-3 loss to Villarreal over the weekend has put them lower from 3rd to 4th. Barcelona has 44 points and is 11 points behind Girona, the league leader. Real Madrid are in second with 54 points but have a game in hand, and with a win, they can become new league leaders with 57 points. Barcelona could be 13 points off the top table.

Xavi spoke about needing a reaction from the players, who are desperate to pick up points fast to compete for the La Liga title. Xavi said, "After the last few days, I expect a big reaction from the team tomorrow. We need to be now more united than ever. I know we're not playing the way we'd like to. We need to do much better."

Barcelona has suffered a loss in the squad with Alejandro Balde missing around four months, which means he is out for the rest of the season. Ter Stegen has been seen in training and could return in time before the 1st leg of the Champions League Round of 16 against Napoli. Sergi Roberto is also injured and will miss around two weeks without action. Barcelona are unlucky to receive more bad news since they just announced another injury in their squad.

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Joao Felix suffered an injury during FC Barcelona's training session before the Osasuna game

FC Barcelona announced today that Joao Felix is injured after spraining his right ankle during training. The statement read, "In training on Tuesday morning the first team player João Félix sprained a ligament in his right ankle. He is unavailable for selection, and his recovery will dictate his return." Some reports suggest the player will be out for 2-3 weeks and will be available for the 1st leg of the Champions League against Napoli.

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