The great doubt of Barcelona for the duel against PSG this Tuesday for the first leg of the round of 16 Champions League is the inclusion of Gerard Pique on the payroll. The central is physically recovered and everything will depend on Ronald Koeman.
The coach needs it to reinforce the defensive zone that is now the ‘Achilles tendon’ of the team, however, he will still wait for the recommendation of the therapists and he does not want to take risks for a player who comes from one to three months due to injury.
Pique train right now solo and fight against time to say present on Tuesday (3:00 pm) at the Camp Nou against the Parisians, in a duel where the front will not be Neymar and that’s why the job is easier to just dial Kylian Mbappé in the course of playing.
At the moment until Tuesday he still has two training sessions to convince the Barça technical command that there are no longer any risks with his physical condition.
For now, the commitment of Barcelona is lost this afternoon (3:00 pm) against Deportivo Alavés on the 23rd date of La Liga, in a match where the team will seek to recover the step after the elimination of the Copa del Rey in the middle of the week against Sevilla.
It should be noted that so far this season Pique has completed only 10 games, 8 for La Liga and 2 for the Champions League, so he needs to regain ground at 34 years of age to stay on the radar of Koeman.