For the first time this season, Luis Enrique has a fully fit squad at his disposal and, barring the suspension of Jordi Alba, all the players are available for selection. However, the Asturian coach is not taking the challenge of Getafe lightly as he feels that the visitors are capable of creating a trouble for FC Barcelona.
FC Barcelona signed Thomas Varmaelen from Arsenal last summer to add more depth to its ailing defence. However, the defender has spent almost entire season on the dressing table and he is yet to make a debut for Blaugrana. But Varmaelen is fully recovered now and declared as fit to play against Getafe tonight.
FC Barcelona boss Luis Enrique welcomed the return of Varmaelen in his press conference.
a Ita s very good news for him and for the team. Now he needs to get into the right rhythm. Of course hea ll help us, leta s see whether that is on or off the pitch,a said Luis Enrique.
FC Barcelona are looking in a good position to win the treble this season but Luis Enrique has said that his players must concentrate on a game against Getafe first as they have the ability to cause trouble to them.
a Getafe are a dangerous teama Luis Enrique told his pre-match press conference. a They defend with intensity and have quality in attack. Despite missing players theya re nearly safe from relegation and Ia m sure theya ll create trouble for us.a
a I dona t know how many points we are going to need to win the championshipa he said. a But the three against Getafe are going to be very important. Real Madrid are right behind us. Getafe may not be as attractive a prospect as Sevilla, Valencia or Espanyol, but the players are the first people to know how difficult this game is going to be.a