Leo Messi finished with annoyance the game against Valencia last Saturday. The inner thigh area of the right leg is affected. He limped slightly during the last minutes. So much so that he had to go to the band to be served by the medical services of his club.
The draw, which took place on Friday, February 1 at the headquarters of the final, Benito Villamarín, showed that the two greatest powers of Spanish football will cross. The winner will dispute the title against Betis or Valencia.
The presence of Messi has suffered Real Madrid repeatedly. In 38 matches he has made 26 goals and has distributed 14 assists. It grows before the eternal rival. However, the last time both teams faced each other, El '10' could not play due to injury. Even so the Valverde team endorsed a 'hand' (5-1) to the team of the capital which meant the dismissal of Julen Lopetegui.
Valverde at 5:00 pm appeared before the media in Sant Joan Despí. The star theme was Leo Messi and the state he is in. The Extremadura coach did not clear the mystery. "There's a training left and we'll see how it is, at this point I do not see it necessary to risk it." He was also asked about whether the presence of the Argentinian party varies to what the Txingurri He replied that "I am not the one who should answer it but we will not change our way of playing if it is not, we will try to dominate, not to receive counterattacks and not to make goals".
The controversy surrounds him because Real Madrid has had 26 hours less rest. Valverde did not want to delve further underlining that "we rest less against Sevilla, sometimes it favors you and sometimes it hurts you, I do not see anything special".
Tomorrow at 9 o'clock at night will take place, in the Camp Nou, the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final where there is something more at stake than the pass to the final.