After the 3: 3 draw against Inter Milan in the Champions League, a star from FC Barcelona is threatened in the prestigious duel against Real Madrid on Sunday: According to information from Sports Barça coach Xavi is considering putting his defense chief Gerard Piqué on the bench.
The 35-year-old picked up the offside before Inter’s 1-1 and looked shaky several times, like the entire Barça defense. “Defensive mistakes cost us the game. If defense fails, I fail,” said Xavi after the game.
According to the report, Joules Koundé’s fitness level will be decisive in determining whether Piqué will be on the field against Los Blancos. Ahead of the Inter game, Xavi said of the France defender: “I think he can play in the Clásico on Sunday but it will depend on how he feels.”
Piqué has appeared in just six games this season across all competitions. It is questionable whether his seventh appearance will come against Real Madrid.