Sergi Roberto injury update: The versatile Barca footballer is confirmed injured and will miss Barca’s Champions League match against Tottenham.
Barcelona received another injury setback as Sergi Roberto will miss Barcelona’s important Champions League match against Tottenham Hotspur. Sergi Roberto was forced off the field with injury during the match against Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga game last weekend.
The Catalan giants are struggling with poor form at the moment, with the club dropping five out of a maximum six points from their last two La Liga matches. Barcelona’s central defender Samuel Umtiti also suffered a severe injury and has been reportedly ruled out for over four-to-six months.
❗ [MEDICAL ANNOUNCEMENT]
Tests have confirmed that @SergiRoberto10 has pulled his rectus femoris muscle. He will miss the next match, and his availability after that depends on how the injury develops 🔵🔴 #ForçaBarça pic.twitter.com/EG3d83qr02
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) September 29, 2018
Roberto suffered a muscular injury against Athletic Bilbao, and was substituted during the match. With Samuel Umtiti already ruled out (suspended due to red card against PSV Eindhoven), the problems have increased for Barcelona defensively.
According to reports, Nelson Semedo is set to replace Barcelona in the full-back position.
Nelson Semedo has started 7 out of 10 possible Champions League games. He is set to start his 8th this Wednesday at Wembley with Sergi Roberto out injured. [md] pic.twitter.com/0BKWnCHQTa
— Barça Centre (@barcacentre) September 30, 2018
Earlier, Barcelona captain Lionel Messi commented on Barcelona’s disappointing performances on the field.
“We are not anxious because the season is long and has only just started, but we are angry about the last results. Against Leganes we played well in the first half and lost, and today we created chances to win but couldn’t,” said Messi.
“We are aware that we have to be much stronger defensively.
Samuel Umtiti and Sergi Roberto will miss Barcelona’s Champions League clash with Tottenham due to suspension and injury respectively. pic.twitter.com/luLsYSoOFC
— Hotspur Hacker (@HotspurHacker) September 30, 2018
“Last year we hardly conceded goals but now teams are scoring against us with their first attempt. We cannot afford to concede goals in every game. We have to improve and become stronger in defence, which is the most important thing.”