Gerard Pique is back, just in time
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has been fully rehabilitated. And will be available to coach Ronald Koeman just in time for the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Bilbao.
Center-back Pique trained with teammates on Tuesday. Which shows he has overcome the injury and is ready for the final.
Barcelona have had major defensive troubles this season. And frequent injuries have only added to them.
Moreover, the absence of Gerard, who missed 29 games this season, has made the Catalan defense extremely volatile.
With his return, it remains to be seen whether Koeman will play with three defenders also against Bilbao in Saturday’s final. Or will restore the 4-3-3 system.
However, according to MARCA, it is certain that he will be the starter in the final.