Barcelona can cope without Messi – Pique

Gerard Pique acknowledged that the absence of Lionel Messi will be a blow, but insisted that Barcelona can face his superstar.

Messi will miss three weeks with a broken arm after suffering an injury in the 4-2 victory of Barça over Sevilla. The clash of LaLiga league on Saturday at the top of the table.

After setting up Philippe Coutinho, his Barça teammate, and scoring himself, Messi, a five-time Golden Ball winner, landed heavily on his right arm before leaving the field in the first half. at the Camp Nou.

Messi will face the Clasico next weekend against Real Madrid, as well as the matches of the Champions League against Inter.

"Psychologically, we know that when he is there we are stronger but we can not allow his absence, it affects us," said Barça center-back Piqué.

"It makes a big difference to have it or not to have it, but we have enough coverage to not worry about whether it is there or not."

Messi has scored seven goals in the league for the Spanish champion. This season and 12 in all competitions.

"We will try to make sure that Leo's absence is noticed as little as possible," Barca midfielder Ivan Rakitic added.

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