A loud surprise may occur in the Real Madrid and Barcelona Clasico today, with the appearance of French defender Jules Kounde despite suffering from injury.
The 24-year-old defender is one of the residents of Barcelona Hospital after suffering an injury against Granada in the ninth round of the Spanish League, where he suffered a sprain in the internal collateral ligament in his left knee.
The normal situation was that Conde was absent from matches for five weeks, which led to his automatic exclusion from El Clásico, but the newspaper “Mundo Deportivo” confirmed that the player was feeling very well, which might make him participate in the match.
She explained that the Frenchman has been working with physical rehabilitation specialists at the club since then, and there has been a significant development in his condition this week. He even told coach Xavi Hernandez that he is ready to participate.
When the player was on the training field with the rest of his teammates in preparation for El Clásico, some thought it was just a hoax, but the matter turned into reality and the player was ready to face his traditional rival.
In a related context, Rafinha and Robert Lewandowski are making the necessary efforts to catch up with the match, while Frenkie de Jong’s situation seems more complicated amidst ambiguity about Pedri’s position as well.
It is noteworthy that Barcelona occupies third place in the Spanish League table with 24 points, one point behind leaders Real Madrid and second-place Girona.