Yaya Toure 傷出一個月

30/09/2007 01:31
Injuries Leave Rijkaard Bitter
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard admitted he was satisfied with the
result, but that the injuries had left a bitter taste in his mouth.

Gabriel Milito and Yaya Toure both picked up niggles and had to be taken
off, and it is unclear yet whether either will be fit for Tuesday's game
away to Stuttgart.

With Zambrotta out for a month, Rafael Marquez doubtful, and Edmilson at
least another two months from a return, there are precious few options.

Frank Rijkaard is without defensive midfielders, and with absolutely no
cover in defence - Oleguer, a partly fit Puyol, Thuram, Abidal, Sylvinho
are his only options - unless some of the players can return to fitness.

"I am satisfied with the result, but bitter over the injuries," said
Rijkaard after the game.

"However, we must be prepared for such disadvantages, because it is not
always possible to have all the players fit. We have players to play the
roles, though each of them have their own style."

Barcelona have also made short work of injuries to Ronaldinho and Samuel
Eto'o, something that would have left the team in plenty of trouble last

Speaking of the game itself, the Dutchman said: "In the end, it was an
easy win, though it was tricky in the beginning, until we scored that
first goal.

"They did not give us any space, but after the goal, things opened up
and we were able to play more comfortably.

"Henry had a great game, but it is important to congratulate the entire

Milito and Toure will undergo scans on Sunday morning to determine the
true extent of their respective injuries.

Lluis Marzo