Spanish Media outlet Marca confirms that Sergino Dest has suffered an Injury during International Duty amidst a clash against Canada. This means that he is expected to miss a few games for Barcelona.
While the USMNT played Canada in the International break. Meanwhile, Dest felt discomfort in his foot in the 44th minute of the match. He was taken off the field in pain and got replaced by Deandre Yedlin to avoid any serious injury.
Dest joined Barcelona last season from Ajax and has already played 44 games for the Blaugrana. This season itself, he has started off with playing 2 of the 3 games Barca has played so far. His stats so far prove why he is such an important player for the Catalans.
Although further tests will be conducted later. Dest is expected to be out for at least a month which can prove to be a big problem for FC Barcelona. Earlier this season, another of FC Barcelona’s right-back Sergio Roberto suffered an injury during the clash against Getafe.
Barcelona left with few options post Dest’s injury
Dest’s injury is a huge blow for Barcelona. Not only Dest but Spanish right-back Sergio Roberto is sidelined as well putting Koeman in a very tough situation. As both their right-backs are out injured and Emerson is sold to Tottenham Hotspurs. Thus, Barcelona is left with just Oscar Mingueza as an option in the position.
Dest and Roberto’s absence means The La Masia graduate will have a chance to showcase his skills and try and make a way in the Starting 11 of FC Barcelona. Last season he showed glimpses of what he is capable of as he made his debut while there was the same situation at the club.
Koeman’s Barcelona will look to fight for every game and every point. So far, Barcelona has already dropped 2 points against Athletic Club and is sitting in the 4th spot behind Valencia, Sevilla, and arch-rivals Real Madrid.
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