Ernesto Valverde, the Barcelona manager expects Luis Suarez to be available for the selection when his side is going to take on Espanyol. Suarez, the star striker played a full match at Atletico Madrid in a draw of 1-1 in the month of November. However, he subsequently had to go for a stem cell treatment for addressing a problem in the right knee.
Ernesto Valverde states that they want him back this weekend ruling out the appearance of Suarez in Copa Del Rey of the club clash in a match with Cultural Leonesa. He had dealt with a blow as he received the news that Rafinha is going to spend 6 months on sidelines with the knee injury. However, he hopes that it can open a door for Carles Alena. He has been promoted as cover to the first team.
Valverde mentions that he is playing for some time now. He says that he thought he is going to be with the team this year but due to the operation at last season’s end they had to wait some more.
The primary item was to have him completely with the 1st team in January. Nonetheless, they moved it forward because of the injury to Rafinha. He hopes that things progress the way they want and the way wants so that he becomes a significant player for the team. When he was asked to who he expects to see in action amongst all changes to the side for the clash, he said everybody.