Barcelona Legend Gerard Pique Offers Advice to Midfielder Gavi Following ACL Rupture

Barcelona Legend Gerard Pique Offers Advice to Midfielder Gavi Following ACL Rupture

Ero Samson
November 21, 2023 at 1:01 PM
  • Barcelona midfielder Gavi recently suffered an ACL injury
  • The young midfielder is set for an extended spell on the sidelines
  • Club legend Gerard Pique has offered advice to the youngster following his injury

The injury to Barcelona midfielder Pablo Gavi stole the spotlight during the international window.

The young Spanish talent, considered one of football's brightest, suffered a blow to the knee from Cremonese's Luka Luchoshovili during La Roja's victory against Georgia.

Despite initially continuing to play, Gavi eventually went down clutching the same knee seven minutes later, clearly distraught.

Pablo Gavi
Pablo Martin Paez Gaviria receives medical treatment during the UEFA EURO 2024 qualifier match between Spain and Georgia. Image: Juan Manuel Serrano.
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ESPN reports that the 19-year-old has been diagnosed with a complete cruciate ligament tear and a meniscus rupture, sidelining him for the foreseeable future. Despite the gloom surrounding the injury to the 2022 Golden Boy Award winner, former Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has offered valuable advice to Gavi for his recovery.

Pique offers Gavi advice

In a recent interview with outlet El Laguero, the 36-year-old retired defender empathised with Gavi's situation and advised him not to rush his recovery. Pique, with his extensive career, understands the temptation for Gavi to push himself to be available for the upcoming Euro tournament, especially since it would be his first.

Pique emphasised the importance of Gavi prioritising his well-being over the desire to return quickly.

"The important thing now is that he recovers well; he should not be in a hurry. It's possible that mentally he's thinking about the European Championship and the Olympic Games, but I advise him to only come back when he's well," said Pique.

The former Barcelona captain urged the La Masia graduate to take it easy, reminding him of the long career ahead.

Acknowledging the significance of the European Championship, Pique shared his perspective, stating,

"I know how important the European Championship is, and even more so the first one, but he should take it easy because he has at least 15 years left in his career."

Pique concluded by expressing his admiration for Gavi, singling him out as his preferred young player in the Barcelona squad and praising the 19-year-old's remarkable achievements.

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Joselu's message to Gavi

Sports Brief earlier reported on Real Madrid striker Joselu Mato sending a lovely message to his Spain teammate Gavi.

The Los Blancos' took to his Instagram to cheer up the Barcelona star following his injury.

"We are with you, Gavi. You will come back stronger than ever."

Several players have sustained injuries while with their national teams.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).
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