Pedri is a serious doubt for the classic. Despite being in the final recovery phase of his injury, the Canarian midfielder did not feel comfortable in the morning session this Friday and his presence for Sunday's game is practically ruled out. Club sources consulted by this newspaper assure that it is "difficult" for him to arrive and that his recovery process requires "more time and patience". Before making a final decision, Pedri will test himself in training tomorrow, the last one before the game against Real Madrid. However, the prognosis is not good, nobody is optimistic that the canary receives a medical discharge.
This is a tough setback for the canary who, after being injured a month ago in the anterior rectus of his right thigh against Manchester United at the Camp Nou, together with the coaching staff and the club's medical services, worked to reappear in the classic on March 19.
During this time, the Canarian footballer has meticulously followed all the recovery, rest and eating guidelines. This week he was part of the training for two consecutive days with the group and he exercised alone on the two days of partying that the team had. He was even looking to be a starter and they came to agree with Xavi a participation of around 60 minutes against Real Madrid.
The footballer's environment ensures that the canary, much more mature at 20 years old, had made every effort to try to arrive on time learning to listen to his body and take meticulous care of himself because he is aware of the importance and need for the team to be able to count on him.
However, prudence has always been a priority for Xavi Hernández. The coach, who will appear at a press conference tomorrow, does not want to risk his footballers. Less in high-voltage matches like the one on Sunday in which Barcelona plays part of the League.
Although the objective was always to arrive for the classic, his now difficult return coincides with the call for the Spanish team. The coach Luis de la Fuente has remained in permanent contact with the footballer and with FC Barcelona to learn about his progress. Given the optimism that was breathed until yesterday and despite the fact that Pedri did not have a medical discharge, he decided to summon him for the matches that the national team will play next week against Norway and Scotland. A scenario that De la Fuente will have to reconsider if, as everything indicates, Pedri does not receive a medical discharge.