Spanish newspaper Marca reported that Luis De la Fuente (62) had a difficult day as a coach. During the match between Spain and Georgia (3-1) in the qualifiers for the Euros, Spanish talent Gavi (19) was forced to leave the game in the 26th minute due to pain in his right knee. The manager confirmed after the match that there were fears of a rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament.
The atmosphere in the Furia dressing room was somber, and it is expected that Gavi’s injury will be confirmed by the club during the day. Additional tests will be done, but it is already clear that Gavi will be out of commission until the end of the season.
Barcelona, on the other hand, expressed their anger over this situation according to Mundo Deportivo. Barcelona is upset that their player had to play in a match that was irrelevant for them, as they had already secured a place in the Euros earlier. They could potentially receive a consolation prize of between four and five million euros as compensation from FIFA.