Dest, 20, joined Barca from Ajax in a deal price an preliminary €20 million firstly of the season and, attributable to an harm to Sergi Roberto, has been an ever-present since, making 21 appearances in all competitions.
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He settled in shortly, impressing in October’s Clasico defeat to Actual Madrid, however mentioned his kind has tailed off during the last month, culminating with a thigh harm that pressured him to overlook two of Barca’s final three matches.
“For me, it is necessary to get that confidence again as a result of I really feel a bit bit unconfident proper now,” Dest instructed La Liga World.
“That is crucial factor for me proper now: get the arrogance again and play like I used to play after which I believe I’ve numerous potential.”
Dest sat out the Spanish Supercopa semifinal win over Actual Sociedad with a thigh downside and was substituted at half-time within the closing final Sunday, a defeat to Athletic Bilbao, after speeding again too quickly.
“Sergino has performed numerous video games and that is simply his first season with Barca,” coach Ronald Koeman mentioned in a information convention on Saturday.
“He is a really younger participant and it is sophisticated for the children. He is been injured however he appears to have recovered and we’ll resolve on Sunday if he begins or is on the bench.
“I hope he has no extra issues with accidents, can get some rhythm again and supply competitors.”
Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto, Ansu Fati and Philippe Coutinho are additionally unavailable with accidents, however Jordi Alba and Frenkie de Jong return to the squad after being rested towards Cornella.
Barca have now missed seven of 12 penalties taken this season and Koeman mentioned the staff had been practising spot kicks on Friday and Saturday.
“We’re analysing the problem with penalties as a result of we have taken 12 this season and have missed seven, together with the Supercopa shoot-out,” Koeman added.
“That is loads. It is an excessive amount of. It is not acceptable. If Messi isn’t enjoying, who’s the No. 1 taker, we want different gamers with the standard to attain penalties.
“We have been engaged on them during the last two days. You’ll be able to practice for them identical to you apply free-kicks. In fact, it isn’t the identical in coaching as in a recreation whenever you’re behind, however there are not any followers, so there is not any stress.”
Barca are unbeaten in eight league video games and have risen to 3rd within the desk. Nevertheless, they continue to be 10 factors behind leaders Atletico Madrid, who even have a recreation in hand.