Ansu Fati ruled out for up to four months after knee surgery
Spain head coach Luis Enrique backed Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati to pick up from where he left off once he has recovered from a knee injury.
Fati will spend four months on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a tear to the internal meniscus of his left knee – an injury sustained in Saturday’s 5-2 LaLiga win over Real Betis.
Among a number of other records, he became the youngest ever scorer for Spain with his goal against Ukraine in September.
That was one of four caps earned under Luis Enrique and the former Barcelona coach is confident the teenage attacker will find his best form once he returns to action.
“Regardless of how old you are, injuries are part of football,” Luis Enrique said at a news conference ahead of Wednesday’s friendly with the Netherlands.
“It is a sad moment but he will overcome it. He will be the old Ansu again.“
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