Setién recovers Vidal but loses Piqué

first_imgSetien now has 14 first team players available to prepare for the Cup game – he could not count on the morning training or with Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé, Neto and Gerard Piqué – so he has called eight players from the branch to complete the session: goalkeeper Peña, defenders Morer, Araújo and Monchu, midfielder Riqui Puig and strikers Collado, Fati and Saverio. Face and cross for Quique Setién in this morning’s morning session. The Cantabrian coach was able to recover Arturo Vidal in time for the Copa match against Athletic after overcoming a strong concussion that left him almost a week off the pitch. The midfielder exercised with total normality, a relief no doubt for Setién, especially for the limited number of players he has from the first team. But, on the contrary, he could not count on Gerard Piqué: the central stayed in the gym doing specific work.Evidently, the absence in the training of the Catalan center is a real setback for coach Blaugrana, especially thinking that another of the centrals, Samuel Umtiti, has a pending trial for the same day of the game, so it could not accompany the Blaugran expedition that leaves tomorrow morning to Bilbao but would have to leave on its own after testifying at the trial. A trial, by the way, where he is claimed more than 180,000 euros for alleged vandalism having left his previous home in a very defective state.last_img read more