Real Madrid mentor Santi Solari said he trusts Barcelona star Lionel Messi begins in Wednesday’s Clasico Copa del Rey semifinal the first leg at Camp Nou.
Messi is an uncertainty for the game having grabbed a thigh issue in Saturday’s 2-2 La Liga draw with Valencia, with tests to decide the degree of the damage due on Tuesday.
Asked at the pre-match news meeting in Madrid whether he needed his kindred Argentine to be accessible for Wednesday’s game, Solari said it would be best for the scene for Messi to include.
“In football, it is useful for the best players to play in all recreations,” Solari said. “That is the manner by which it is.”
Asked later whether question over Messi’s support would influence his side’s preparation for the game, Solari grinned and included: “Not in any manner.”
There are likewise determination issues at Madrid, with Solari liable to incorporate either Gareth Bale or Vinicius Junior in his assault nearby Karim Benzema and Lucas Vazquez.
Asked whether Vinicius’ ongoing showcases made him undroppable, Solari answered all the more instantly that: “No one is undroppable in football.”
The previous Madrid player and Castilla youth group mentor were more joyful to oblige nearby correspondents who recommended that La Liga’s specialists had favored Barca by giving them an additional day to get ready for both Wednesday’s first leg and the arrival at the Bernabeu on Feb. 27.
“I would like to think not, in spite of the fact that it is interested most definitely,” Solari said. “We don’t set the date-book, which is for La Liga [authorities] to respond in due order regarding. We simply need to go out there and put forth a strong effort.”
Messi has scored in nine straight diversions in all rivalries and is La Liga’s driving scorer with 21 out of 22 matches. The 31-year-old was absent with a broken arm when Barca pounded Madrid 5-1 in La Liga’s first Clasico of the period in October.
He was refreshed two weeks prior when Barcelona lost at Sevilla 2-0 in the Copa quarterfinal the first leg, yet came back to score in a 6-1 second leg triumph.
Madrid additionally confronts Barca in a Clasico at the Bernabeu on March 2 in La Liga, four days after the Copa semifinal second leg.