Braking on the return of Ansu

The return of Ansu Fati will take a few days. Who more or who less within the club had put in red on the calendar the date of Monday, September 20, when Barcelona play at home against Granada, as the ideal way to see the young forward again on a football field. However, everything indicates that we will have to wait a few more days to be able to enjoy such a long-awaited image.

As you may have learned ACE, to the prudence that both doctors and technicians are managing the recovery of the young forward has been joined by a slowdown in rehabilitation in recent days, which has forced the handbrake to be put on about initial expectations.

The irrefutable proof that Fati He still has a way to go to be discharged is that he was not in the friendly that the team played this Wednesday against El Prat. An excused absence from the locker room because Ansu “still has to add many more training sessions to play”.

Thus, everything indicates that we will have to wait a few more weeks to enjoy Ansu Fati. Right now, the challenge is that it can be available in October, after the break due to the dispute in the League of Nations. That means that we will not see him against Bayern, Granada, Cádiz, Levante, Benfica and Atlético de Madrid.

A pity, no doubt, because who more or who least expected to see him in fifteen days, but Ronald Koeman has already warned that with Fati they are going to prioritize a one hundred percent recovery because “he is a very young player with a spectacular future”.

His return may be delayed until after the national team stoppage, with the match against him. Valencia at the Camp Nou on October 17 as a great challenge. Eleven months have passed since the meniscus was injured. Almost a whole year of tribulations, operations, relapses and tears. Hence, the club is very clear about it: he will only return when he is at 100%, physically and mentally.