Xavi Hernandez, Barça coach, gave (good) news at a press conference about his defender Jules Koundé, released in the 74th minute on Saturday during Barça’s victory over Valencia (1-0). “For Jules Koundé, it looks like an embarrassment, not an injury. »
The French international was also reassuring about his state of health: “I think it’s just an overload, nothing serious. » Before criticizing the relatively dense calendar of the season : ” They (organizers) should think a bit more about the players. There are a lot of matches. We are slipping down a somewhat crazy path, wanting to play as many matches… But those from above are obviously not worried. »
Jules Koundé was injured in the 74th minute on Saturday, hit in the hamstring of the left leg. The same thigh that had kept him off the pitch for three weeks. The ex-Bordeaux returned for the Clasico on October 16.