The recent match between Spain and Georgia in the qualifiers for the Euros has left both the Spanish national team and Barcelona in a state of distress. During the game, young Spanish talent Gavi (19) suffered an injury to his right knee that forced him to leave the field in the 26th minute. Fears of a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament were confirmed by the manager after the game, leaving both teams in a somber mood.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Luis De la Fuente (62), who was coaching Spain at the time of Gavi’s injury, was devastated by the situation. The atmosphere in the Furia dressing room was solemn as everyone tried to process the news. It is expected that additional tests will be done to confirm Gavi’s injury, but it is already clear that he will be out of action until the end of the season.
Meanwhile, Mundo Deportivo reported that there was great anger in Barcelona over what had happened. The club is upset that their player had to play in a match that was irrelevant for them, as they had already secured a place in the Euros earlier. However, there is some hope for compensation from FIFA as they could potentially receive a consolation prize of between four and five million euros for their efforts.