Coach Ernesto Valverde is optimistic Luis Suarez will be fit to face Espanyol on Saturday, three days before Barcelona take on Tottenham in the Champions League.
Suarez has been out with a knee injury since Barca’s on November 24, but the Uruguayan could be available for this weekend’s Catalan derby in La Liga.
Barcelona then hosts Spurs in their last Champions League group game but as Valverde’s team have already qualified top of Group ‘B’ Suarez may still be rested.
“We are optimistic for the game against Espanyol. Tomorrow he will not be available but we hope he is for Saturday. It does not mean he is going to be but we are optimists and that is what we want,” Valverde said.
From Online Sources