Gavi set to overlook Euros as Barcelona concern devastating damage replace: ‘He’s damaged’
The 19-year-old midfield star is about to endure surgical procedure after struggling the intense knee damage throughout the first half of Spain’s win over Georgia.
Gavi additionally sustained meniscus injury within the non-contact incident, and is now prone to miss Euro 2024.
The match begins in Germany on 14 June with Spain confirming their place among the many high seeds by topping qualifying Group A.
Gavi had featured closely for Barcelona this season, with the Catalan membership third in La Liga.
“The dressing room is like a funeral parlour,” stated Spain coach Luis de la Fuente after a win over Georgia that he described as “the bitterest of my life”.
“It was an accident, it could have happened to anyone. “He’s [emotionally] broken, destroyed.
“This is the hardest moment I have experienced in football. We think we’re invulnerable but we’re fragile. I’m not thinking about the Euros or the Olympics or anything, only about Gavi’s health. These are uncontrollable situations. It’s a pity. The lad was in perfect condition to play. We always protect the players.”
The teen has already performed greater than 100 instances for Barcelona since breaking into the primary group throughout the 2021/22 season.
He began all 4 of Spain’s matches ultimately yr’s World Cup and has been a daily underneath De la Fuente, who changed Luis Enrique after the conclusion of that match.
Teammate Ferran Torres celebrated Spain’s second objective within the 3-1 win in opposition to Georgia by retrieving Gavi’s shirt and holding it as much as the group.
“Knowing what a warrior he is, and given the way he left the field, we know it must be serious,” Torres stated.