Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Why do Barca’s players have Chinese names on the back of their shirts?February 6, 2019
Eagle-eyed el Clásico might notice one thing uncommon regarding Barcelona’s shirts tonight.
The Catalans are sporting their usual blue and red stripes, however, there’s one thing new on the player’s backs.
For the primary time in history, metropolis players can wear their names in Chinese letters, because the club commemorates the Chinese yr.
The Chinese inscription can sit slightly below the player’s names as they typically seem.
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was named within the team’s squad to face Real capital of Spain in Wednesday’s Copa del Rey semi-final 1st leg when ill from a lightweight calf drawback.
Messi goes away alarm bells when sustaining a knock to his calf throughout Saturday’s 2-2 La Liga draw with Valencia, within which he scored double, though he was able to end the sport when being treated.
Barca failed to unharness a written report on Messi’s condition and though South American nation uncomprehensible Monday’s coaching, he completed a session someday before the sport. The forward was then enclosed within the squad proclaimed at 1900 time on a weekday.
Speaking before naming his team, metropolis coach Ernesto Valverde aforementioned he did not need to require any risks with the club’s incomparable prime scorer.
“The most vital issue is whether or not the player tells you he’s prepared or not. no matter what tests say, if the player does not assume he is prepared, you’ve got to deport him out,” Valverde aforementioned.
“I’m not in favor of taking risks with numerous games springing up, if the season finished tomorrow, it might be another matter. once there’s a risk of injury, players play with the handbrake on and tomorrow’s game isn’t one wherever you would like to try and do that.”
Real capital of Spain coach Santiago Solari aforementioned he hoped Messi vie for the great of the sport – however the extra that the Argentine’s presence wouldn’t have an effect on his match preparation.
“It’s invariably sensible once the most effective players get to play each game, however, whether or not or not he plays won’t influence the means we have a tendency to steel onself for the sport in the slightest degree,” Solari aforementioned.