Ansu Fati is desperate to enjoy his football again, but he is getting frustrated. When the academy player manages to return, it will be almost a year since his last Barca fixture.
An injury has affected the footballer's progression, who had been in top form at the start of the 2020-21 season. So that he does not suffer another relapse, something which has happened often during this tortuous year, the club are taking things very slowly with the Barca guy.
The 18 year-old footballer has been working with the team for two weeks, but he is not going to be rushed back into action. He is expected for the Sevilla versus Barca game, a game which is likely to be on 11th September, but he will not play in that encounter. He will not return for the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou either.
The club's inner circle thinks it is more than likely that Ansu Fati will once again have minutes on the pitch during Granada's visit to the Camp Nou. That will take place on the weekend of 18th and 19th September.
In any case, Koeman gave the players not called up for international duty rest on Thursday and Friday and Ansu Fati did his exercises in the morning with physio Xavi Elain, 'AS' reports. The double session has been reduced by hal because of the international break and that is a relief for a player who has done everything he can to return as quickly as possible.
Once he gets back into action, the Barca number 10 will forget the nightmare he has had which has seen him have four operations and several relapses which have seen him be out for close to 10 months. All this at a very early stage in his career.
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