Luis De La Fuente, Spain coach, explains that he found a dejected locker room after Gavi’s injury, which occurred on Sunday during the victory against George (3-1 in Europ 2024 qualifying).
Luis De La Fuente experienced “the bitterest victory” of his career on Sunday against Georgia (3-1, Euro 2024 qualifying). The coach suffered the blow after the injury to Gavi, probably seriously injured in the right knee in the 20th minute of play.
“Gavi was broken, upset”
“It’s a very difficult time, very hard for the player, for FC Barcelona, for the national team, for me”, he confided at a press conference. “Tonight it’s as if we had lost, we are devastated. It’s part of football, but it’s the ugliest part. I feel sorry for him. He made a bad support and his knee locked up.”
The technician also gave news of the young FC Barcelona midfielder, who was very depressed. “He was broken, upset, he didn’t understand that such things could happen to him,” he explains. “He was extremely sad. At half-time the locker room looked like a funeral wake. (…) It’s the hardest, most bitter day since I’ve been coach.”
Author of the second Spanish goal, Ferran Torres celebrated by brandishing a jersey in the direction of his club partner. Another Barça player, Pedri, who recently returned after a long injury absence, also had a word for his partner. “We are with you, brother! Much strength Gavi. I know you will come back stronger than ever.”