Luis Suarez of Barcelona

Barcelona yet to decide if Suarez ready to start, says coach

Barcelona coach Quique Setien has not but determined whether or not their Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is able to return to the beginning lineup after they host Leganes in La Liga on Tuesday.

Setien began Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann and February recruit Martin Braithwaite within the 4-Zero win at Real Mallorca over the weekend whereas Suarez, who was match once more after damage, got here off the bench for a 30-minute cameo within the second half.

Suarez, who has scored 11 league objectives this season, was initially set to overlook the vast majority of the marketing campaign after present process knee surgical procedure in January earlier than the season was suspended as a result of COVID-19 pandemic in March.

“I’ve not decided if Luis Suarez will start tomorrow, I have to talk to him,” Setien informed reporters in a digital information convention on Monday. “We have to be very cautious, it’s normal to have muscular injuries after a long injury layoff.

“Griezmann has played almost every game. It’s true that there are more players now and the minutes will have to be shared… Griezmann will continue to play a leading role, he is an important player.

“Except in very specific cases due to their hierarchy, I don’t consider players to be starters or substitutes. I want everyone to participate… Any player can be on the pitch from the beginning.”

Setien mentioned rotation can be key because the fixture crunch would result in participant fatigue.

“The idea is to make changes and there will be changes as the games go by,” he added. “We will see how fatigue affects the players.

“My job is to try and get them all to the end of the season in the best condition so that the performance is not affected by the minutes.”

Barcelona lead Real Madrid by two factors with 10 video games to go and Setien mentioned there was no room for error within the title race.

“I don’t know what factor will be the most decisive in La Liga,” the 61-year-old added. “What we have to do is win.

“It’s going to be a fight in which we both know that losing is unacceptable.”