After an operation on August 18 on his knee that has kept him off the pitch for multiple weeks, Marc-André ter Stegen could be close to his return. Ter Stegen will get tested to see whether he is ready for the duel against Real Madrid on October 24.
On October 18, two months will be completed since the German’s injury, and in theory, he would be 100% healthy at the end of the current month. His recovery time was predicted as 2 and a half months.
However, the evolution of the German goalkeeper’s knee is going quite well and the club’s doctors know that it is a matter of weeks for Marc-André to receive the medical green-light. If all goes well, he could be ready ahead of time.
We all miss the German Wall in the upcoming La Liga games, but it would be very risky to force the player to play before the Clasico. The good news is that Neto Murara is in great form and the club is trusting him for the next high-caliber games. As long as Neto continues to do things well, there is no need to risk Ter Stegen either.
Source: Alfredo Martínez
Griezmann jokes when asked about his future following Copa championship: “Ask the president”
After being starved of trophies for two years, Barcelona have won silverware, defeating Athletic Bilbao in the final of the Copa del Rey by four goals to nothing. Lionel Messi was on target twice, while Frenkie de Jong and Antoine Griezmann got a goal each as Barça cruise to victory.
Following the game, Griezmann, who opened the scoring for Barcelona, spoke to the media, including about his future. He jokingly replied to that question by saying, “Ask the president.”
He said that he was very proud of the team and how they have managed to turn around the season, “Proud of the team and the work. We know that the season is very long and there are good and bad times. Keep enjoying the team and in the end the reward will come.”
He ended the presser on a celebratory note, saying, “We have to celebrate this title and enjoy it as a result of the work we’ve done.”
The Frenchman has been in excellent form throughout the Copa del Rey campaign and spearheaded the comeback against Granada in the Quarter-finals. He also assisted Gerard Pique for a last minute equaliser against Sevilla when all seemed lost, and has now been rewarded with the first Copa del Rey win of his career. Onto bigger and better things, hopefully.