Koeman has been very clear on the subject: “We have decided not to bring Messi or De Jong because the Champions League meeting is more comfortable, due to the points we have, and both need a break”
The same thing happens to a De Jong who this season is playing everything both with Barcelona and with the Dutch team.
In the group it has been his turn (and he will continue to play) playing central, due to losses.
A list of casualties to which on Saturday, after the match against Atlético (1-0), Piqué joined. The center-back had a serious knee sprain and will be out for several months.