Stronger with Gayà and Nico

Rubén Baraja reported on the physical state of José Luis Gayà and Nico González and their availability for tonight’s match against Osasuna at Mestalla. El Pipo confirmed that Gayà’s recovery has gone “well” and assured that Nico is in the “final phase” and this morning he will assess his availability.” «Gayà his recovery has gone well, Nico is in the final phase of his recovery. He has done practically the whole week with the group. Tomorrow we will assess, ”said the Valladolid coach.

Asked about the possible ownership of Gayà and Nico wanted to make a distinction. “They are different cases. Nico has been with us all week and José (Gayà) at times, but he is also fine. Tomorrow (for today) we will assess it ». listening to the coach It seems clear that the ’14’ points to the starting eleven on the left side and Nico will have to wait from the bench because he has been unemployed for a long time. The Galician has not competed since December 31, 2022 and could pay for his initial inactivity. José will return after his injury at the Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.

El Pipo awaits Nico with open arms for his versatility to help the midfield: «He has characteristics to play in various positions. From ‘6’ with three inside, also from ‘8’, he can be a double pivot… He has physical power and personality with the ball. I hope he settles in as soon as possible and try to adapt him to the type of work we think is best for him.”

Cavani KO

Who will not be against Osasuna is Edinson Cavani. Baraja confirmed the absence of the Uruguayan against Osasuna and stated that he hopes to recover the forward in the next matchday prior to the break against Atlético de Madrid at the Metropolitan. “Cavani is in his process, he is in the final stretch, already thinking that next week he can participate with the group and have the next game with him,” acknowledged Pipo.

Edinson’s loss will allow Hugo Duro repeat as a reference in attack. The man from Madrid completed a good match against Real at the Mestalla and wants to score in front of the fans. In addition to Cavani, Toni Lato, Gabriel Paulista, Marcos André and Jaume Domènech are out due to injury.

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