Xavi Hernandez will have two fewer men after this international break, because on this first day he has lost Jules Koundé Already memphis depay. Both casualties come when Barça must face a tough schedule, with two games against Inter and a Clásico in just one month.
The French defender, who joined Barça this summer from Sevilla, did not last even 21 minutes in the match that measured this Thursday the Gallic team against the Austrian team. Koundé threw himself to the ground, took off his stockings and warned Deschamps to execute the change.
By the gestures of the footballer, the ailment seemed muscular, although the tests will have to determine the time during which Xavi Hernández will lose his central defender. Logic invites us to think that the player will return to Barcelona and will not play the remaining match of the Nations League against Denmark.
Shortly after, but in the match between the Netherlands team and Poland, it was memphis depay who put his hand to the back of his thigh. It was the 50th minute of the matchand went directly to the locker room to be attended to.
a tight schedule
These two casualties come at a sensitive time for the Catalans, who after the national team break will visit Mallorca before traveling to Milan to play against Inter. Then the league will continue against Celta, Inter will go to the Camp Nou. And just after Barcelona-Inter, the Clasico at the Bernabéu.