There is a reason why club managers loathe the international break so much, with Xavi yet another coach left bemoaning a serious injury to one of his players.
With 26 minutes played at the Estadio Jose Zorrilla, Spain tied with Georgia in a Euro 2024 qualifier they would go on to win 3-1, Gavi hobbled off the pitch in Valladolid with a nasty-looking knee injury.
The midfielder left the field in tears, with his worst fears soon realised after undergoing scans upon his return to Catalonia. Unfortunately for Gavi and Barcelona, the news isn’t good.
Here is the latest on Gavi’s injury.