Madrid, Spain.- Thiago Alcántara’s message, for whom he was always a reference Sergio Busquets, adds to the words of the Spanish coach, Luis Enrique, waiting to receive the captain with “open arms” once he overcomes the coronavirus to dispute the Eurocup.
Busquets is on his fifth day of confinement at his home, asymptomatic but with Covid-19 in his body. It allows you to keep the shape intact, with daily sessions of physical work, in continuous contact with Luis Enrique and also with several companions. The messages of encouragement have been back and forth in the hard times.
Thiago, a Liverpool midfielder, was one of the first to come out in defense of Busquets when at the beginning of the season the beginning of his decline was predicted. “Midfielders, to continue evolving, we have to look at Sergio Busquets playing”He said in the low moments in the Barcelona of which he was a partner and reference.
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Although Rodri Hernández is already a reality as a natural replacement for Busquets in the Spanish team and will be the one chosen to cover his absence in the premiere at the Eurocup, against Sweden in Seville, Luis Enrique’s confidence has always remained intact in the heir of the Sergio Ramos captain’s armband.
To such an extent that it will wait as long as it takes for a player to return with the Eurocup started, as long as it remits the virus and ends up giving several consecutive negatives in the PCR tests to which it is subjected. The importance of ‘Busi’ in the group and his figure in the field make Luis Enrique prioritize.
He is a player who, with the experience he has, in this final competition, it is very important to have him in the squad to always give us his point of view in the moments of greatest pressure and difficulty, ”Thiago stressed.
“At an individual level, soccer, we know the quality that he has offensively and defensively what he brings to this team. We are waiting for him with open arms so that he returns and that he is lucky to be here ”, he added.
It is the desire of the group summarized in the voice of Thiago, one of the complements in the selection to Busquets. Meanwhile, in the parallel bubble, three midfielders such as Pablo Fornals, Carlos Soler and Brais Méndez are trained, in case it is necessary to use one of them.
The only representative of the ‘golden generation’ who won two Euro Cups followed and in the middle of a World Cup, I would not arrive in time for a new big appointment with the Spanish team.
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Who knows if the last one: “I hope it can last a long time but I don’t know how long,” he said last October with his day-to-day mind and without setting a final goal for a career full of international success.
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