Gerard Pique was named to the Barcelona squad for El Clasico on Saturday, regardless of his current knee issues.
Pique has solely made 15 appearances all season as he injured his knee and hasn’t performed since March 3.
Sergi Roberto can be again in Barca’s squad after lacking two months with a thigh downside, however for Real Madrid Eden Hazard missed out on inclusion in the squad as he nonetheless suffers from the hip.
“It is important [d’avoir Piqué] because of his quality and his personality, “Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman mentioned in his pre-match press convention.”[Piqué et Roberto] don’t have the rhythm of the games, but they are physically good and excited. It’s important to have them. “
When requested if he would play Pique even when he was not 100% match, Koeman replied: “It relies on the timing of the sport. Every participant have to be in excellent bodily and psychological situation – however there are gamers who by persona and being captain are essential.
“My job is to find the top 11 players to get a big result.”
Los Blancos discover themselves distant in Saturday’s conflict, with a number of gamers going to overlook along with Hazard.
Madrid’s backline will miss quite a few key gamers, with Dani Carvajal and Sergio Ramos injured and Raphael Varane absent after testing constructive for Covid-19.
With Ramos and Varane out, Madrid will possible begin Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez in central protection, as they did in the midweek Champions League win over Liverpool.
Saturday’s sport may go a great distance in figuring out who wins La Liga, with Atletico Madrid in first place having misplaced momentum in current weeks.
Atletico are only one level forward of second-placed Barcelona and two extra factors in third place.
“The result is not decisive,” Koeman mentioned. “After tomorrow’s game there are many days left, but it is true that the winning team will have high morale in the future.”