Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde provides injury updates on trio ahead of Copa del Rey final
Ahead of their Copa del Rey final against Valencia, Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde has provided injury updates on Arthur, Philippe Coutinho, and Ousmane Dembele.
The trio all missed, Barcelona's final game of the season as Valverde's side ended the campaign with a 2-2 draw against Eibar. Blaugrana have been hit by an injury crisis of late with Luis Suarez also suffering a knee injury in the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, a result that saw them crash out of the competition.
Speaking after the Eibar stalemate, Valverde provided injury updates on the trio, "We’ve got a few issues in certain positions and we’re going to see if we can get a few players back. Ter Stegen will certainly be available. Coutinho, I don’t know and Dembele is looking unlikely.
"Let’s see about Arthur. He’s had a problem for two to three months and he needed a break. It could have happened a month or so ago but it’s happened now. I don’t know if he’ll be available."
The final is slated on Saturday 25th May at the Estadio Benito Stadium.