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Setien: Why Messi Stopped Training Last Week

With reports indicating that FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi stopped training towards the end of last week, manager Quique Setien has now explained why the Argentine walked out of training ahead of LaLiga's return. 

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The Spanish top-flight campaign is set to resume on Thursday night, with the Catalan giants' first match back being away against Mallorca on Saturday night.

Concerns over Messi's fitness were raised after he skipped a few training sessions last week, but Setien has insisted it was nothing serious.

"We didn't have any doubts over his availability against Mallorca," he told Catalunya Radio.

"There have also been others with (injury) problems. He stopped (training) out of precaution."

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The Spanish tactician also discussed Luis Suarez's return from injury, saying the Uruguayan could very well start against Mallorca this weekend.

"It's something that we have to talk about," he added.  

"I'm sure he could play from the start. It would be hasty for him to play the whole match. We don't know if he'll play from start to finish.

"He's doing very well, but we have to avoid putting him at risk. Any (injury) problem makes you miss three or four matches, which would be very damaging."

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Barca are currently two points above rivals Real Madrid at the top of the table, with just 11 league matches remaining.

Do you think the Blaugrana will return to action in good shape? Let us know in the comments section below.


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