Becky continued absence from Barcelona .. Villanova praises and Celtic before face
Tito Vilanova said Barcelona coach on Monday that central defender Gerard Pique will miss the team in their match at home to Celtic in the Champions League on Tuesday due to failing to recover from a foot injury.
Becky was forced to miss the first match Barcelona in Group G, which won 3-2 at Spartak Moscow last month and stayed in a long list of injured defenders.
And deprived injuries Villanova use the efforts of key players in the line of defense and are Eric Abidal, Carles Puyol and Pique and Dani Alves team conceded four goals in a thrilling 5-4 win over Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga this weekend.
In addition will be without midfielder Sergio Busquets – who can play in the back line – the meeting through suspension.
Villanueva said in a press conference “the absence of these players is not an excuse for everything. Eventually all of the list are from the Barca players and they can play at the highest level.”
Barcelona are unbeaten in the league this season and leads the standings on goal Atletico Madrid, but received the same number of goals that shook the box bottom club Osasuna and reached 11 goals.
Villanueva added, “We have increased the number of goals that entered concede. But also the team that scored the highest number of goals (24 goals) and this represents compensation in some cases.”
Barcelona leads the group in the European Championship with six points from two wins, two ahead of second-placed Celik.
Villanova warned his players of Celtic and he said, “when I pulled the draw did many believe that Celtic will qualify for the next round but have a chance.”
“The games of any team at home is very important and if we succeed in winning this game will interrupt a big step towards qualification.