Date: 22nd May 2009 at 12:19pm
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Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola admitted he doesn’t have a lot of options ahead of the Champions League final against Manchester United. Guardiola will have to cope without an entire back four and there are question marks over the fitness of Andres Iniesta and Thierry Henry.

‘I don’t have a lot of options,’ Guardiola said.

‘I don’t even have a lot of options for the league game against Osasuna on Saturday.

‘I don’t know if Andres and Titi will make it in time – we’ll see on Monday or Tuesday.

‘They have faith and the will to be there but it depends on their muscles as well.

‘If they are not fit, somebody else will have a chance. There is nothing we can do about it.’


Barcelona’s bench are considerably weaker than United’s: their best attacking options are an underperforming Hleb, an inexperienced and lightweight Bojan and of course the well-known Eidur Gudjohnsen – who is often used in midfield anyway.

These are not exactly reassuring options – while United will possibly have Carlos Tevez and Dimitar Berbatov on the bench…